TRB Webinar: Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety in BRT and High-Priority Bus Corridors

This webinar was posted on 09/12/2023

October 11, 2023 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern
Cost (for your seat)
Professional Development Hours for this webinar
0.00 hour(s)
Continuing Education Hours for this webinar
AAE: 0.00 hour(s)
AICP: 1.50 hour(s)
CLE: 0.00 hour(s)

Bus rapid transit (BRT) and high-priority bus transit projects can improve mobility and enhance accessibility for residents. Transit agencies and municipalities also need to consider impacts on the safety of pedestrians and bicyclists. TRB hosted a webinar on Wednesday, October 11, 2023 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM Eastern that shared the City of Austin, TX and Capital Metro’s experience in planning, designing, and constructing pedestrian and bicycle accommodations in high-priority/BRT transit corridors. Presenters shared successes, challenges, lessons learned, and how they worked with the public to design and construct a BRT system.

This webinar is based on TCRP Synthesis 169: Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety in Bus Rapid Transit and High-Priority Bus Corridors.

This webinar was sponsored by TRB’s Transit Cooperative Research Program.

The slides and recording are available.


Webinar agenda and presenters

  1. Accommodating pedestrians and bicyclists in BRT corridors in Austin– Nadia Barrera-Ramirez, Capital Metro

  2. City of Austin's perspective and experience with transit design– Neil Quarles, City of Austin

  3. Question and answer session moderated by Joan Hudson, Texas A&M Transportation Institute

The first 60 minutes of the webinar were for presentations and the final 30 minutes were reserved for audience questions.


Learning Objectives

At the end of this webinar, participants can:

  1. Work with partner agencies, stakeholders, and the community to accommodate pedestrians and bicyclists in BRT/high-priority bus transit corridors

  2. Identify innovative treatments to accommodate all road users in a BRT project

  3. Implement best practices for safe, separate, and accessible bicycle/pedestrian facilities in transit projects


American Institute of Certified Planners Certification Maintenance Credits

This webinar was approved by the American Planning Association (APA) for 1.5 Certification Maintenance (CM) Credits. CM credits provide continuing education opportunities for AICP Certified Planners to continue their professional skills and knowledge. To receive CM credits, Certified Planners should visit the TRB event webpage on American Planning Association and register their participation. If you have problems reporting your CM credits or have general questions about the CM program, please contact the APA