Overview of Elements of Public Right-of-Way Accessibility

Location: Distance Learning Course

2020 - 2021 On-line Individual: $160.00

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Facilities in the public right-of-way (including walkways, ramps, curb ramps and turning spaces, crosswalks, pedestrian overpasses/underpasses and temporary traffic control) must be designed, constructed and maintained to serve all users. This course identifies applicable laws, regulations and guidelines pertaining to the design, construction and maintenance of facilities accessible to person with disabilities. Criteria for accessible public rights-of-way including the pedestrian access route (PAR), curb ramps and detectable warnings, accessible pedestrian signals, street furniture, on-street parking and temporary traffic control requirements for pedestrians are reviewed. Best practices are identified.

After completing this course, participants will be able to:
     1. Describe what is meant by a protruding object, including how to determine whether a feature is a protruding object.
     2. Explain where to use detectable warning surfaces.
     3. Identify relevant disability access compliance standards and best practices.
     4. Evaluate an existing or planned facility for compliance with PROWAG.

$12 flat rate shipping per order available in the U.S. (excluding Hawaii and Alaska)

Fee: $160.00
Hours:2.00
CEUs:0.20

Fee Breakdown

CategoryDescriptionAmount
Course Fee (Basic)2020 - 2021 On-line Individual$ 160.00
Course Fee (Alternate)2020 - 2021 DVD Individual$ 180.00

Distance Learning Course

Distance Learning Course

Ron Eck

Ron is Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering at West Virginia University and Senior Advisor with the West Virginia Local Technical Assistance Program (WV LTAP). He has been involved in traffic engineering, including pedestrian transportation, for over 35 years. He is a member of the Pedestrian Committee of the Transportation Research Board. He authored the chapter on Pedestrians in McGraw-Hill’s Handbook of Transportation Engineering. He facilitates walkability audits and Walkable Communities Workshops for communities in West Virginia. For the past 4 years, he has taught “Designing Pedestrian Facilities for Accessibility” workshops throughout the United States.

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