One Newark Center
17th Floor, Newark
Training materials are now available!
The participant handbook is available for download: http://togethernorthjersey.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Road-Diet-Workshop-Participant-Workbook-NJ-Jan-2017.pdf
The training presentations are also available. However, due to the size of the files, they can be downloaded from this dropbox link: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/twl39ptinn51l5j/AABqefx7rJ8xpyg2vH0ef9S5a?dl=0
Additionally, these videos and resources are available from the FHWA website:
- New Jersey Road Diet video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lm_zrAfRj20
- FHWA-produced Road Diet video:
· Long version – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3ucpaCigig
· Short version – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_xTUCPWG78
Please check out FHWA’s Road Diet website – lots of resources, plus more http://safety.fhwa.dot.gov/road_diets/
NJTPA and Together North Jersey are pleased to partner with FHWA to offer a one-day workshop that explores how Road Diets can improve safety, operations, and livability in communities.
What is a Road Diet? Four-lane undivided roadways often experience a large number of crashes–especially between high-speed through traffic, left-turning vehicles, and other road users. One treatment for addressing this safety concern is a Road Diet, which typically involves converting an existing four-lane segment to three lanes: a through lane in each direction and a center two-way left-turn lane (TWLTL).
Who should attend?
- Transportation Engineers and Planners
- Pedestrian & Bicycle and Safe Routes to School Coordinators
- Local Police, Fire, EMS and Transit
- Community Leaders
What will you learn?
- Learn about the different types of Road Diets and why they work.
- Identify roads that are good candidates for Road Diets.
- Learn what segment and intersection design elements are affected by a Road Diet.
- Practice reallocating street space for other uses, including non-motorized user needs.