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Stakeholder meeting in Arlington, VA. Image Source: Niloo Parvinashtiani
The efforts to gather potential noteworthy speed management practices consisted of a range of outreach efforts, including three roundtable workshops, as noted below. The objective was to identify agencies who have been involved in engineering, enforcement, education, or advocacy efforts to reduce speeding.
The first workshop was conducted on April 3, 2019, in Arlington, Virginia, concurrently with the Institute of Transportation Engineers Joint Southern and Mid-Colonial District Annual Meeting. The discussion topics included agency speed management practices, policies, countermeasures, setting speed limits, and law enforcement. These discussions were facilitated by subject matter experts along with several guest speakers including Adam Greenstein (WSP), and Eddie Reyes (Director at Prince William County Office of Public Safety).
The second workshop was a webinar conducted on June 13, 2019. Similar to the Arlington workshop, information was shared on agency speed management practices and policies, advocacy, setting speed limits, law enforcement, and countermeasures. The webinar included presentations by subject matter experts along with several guest speakers including Veronica Vanterpool (Deputy Director, National Vision Zero Network) and Chief Daniel Sharp (Police Department for the town of Oro Valley, Arizona). Participants were engaged during the webinar by participating in live polls, using the chat pod, and using a post-webinar evaluation survey.
The third workshop was conducted on July 21, 2019, in Austin, Texas during the Joint ITE International and Texas District 2019 Annual Meeting and Exhibit. These discussions were facilitated by subject matter experts along with several guest speakers including Brian Burk (Senior Engineer with Travis County Public Works, TX), Commander Eric Miesse (Austin Police Department), Randy McCourt (President, DKS Associates), and Sarah Abel (Technical Programs Manager, ITE). Several issues were discussed around the need for outreach, the lack of resources to address speed management, the necessity for a collaborative approach, data collection, and management issues.
In addition to these workshops, a number of supplemental outreach efforts were made to seek out speed management practices with an even wider audience including the following:
A total of 93 initial noteworthy practices were identified through the activities described above. The 93 initial noteworthy practices were narrowed to 36 potential noteworthy practices based on the following:
Case studies were selected from a cursory review of the information and initial discussions. A final 15 top priority case studies were identified and ultimately a final eight were selected in conjunction with the project TAC for documentation following discussions with individual agencies.
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