Regulatory and Warning Signs - Providing Answers to Common Citizen Requests
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INSTRUCTOR:Kevin Chang, Ph.D., P.E.
Course Length: 1 Hour
Sponsored by ASCE's Transportation & Development Institute and ASCE Continuing Education.
Have you ever wondered what the decision process is and who is involved with deciding where traffic signs are placed? This webinar addresses and answers these fundamental questions, as well as questions related to the usage and applicability of common regulatory and warning signs, including stop signs, yield signs, and no outlet or dead end signs. The importance of public education regarding regulatory and warning signs will also be addressed, as attendees gain insight as to when and where sign installation should be avoided, as well as how to work with the public on mutually beneficial outcomes.
Purpose and Background
This webinar will benefit you if you are an entry-level practitioner or supervisor who is tasked with the installation of regulatory and warning signs in your community. The instructor discusses the guidelines in the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) to help with implementation in a local city, town, or jurisdiction, and this webinar specifically addresses common requests from citizens which will include, but not be limited to, installation of stop signs to address speeding concerns, appropriate use of yield signs, and requests for dead end and no outlet signage. The instructor provides case studies and specific examples will be provided to further enhance the learning process. The presentation concludes with a discussion as to how outreach and education can provide value to you, your agency, and the local community.
Primary Topics of Discussion
Current reference materials including the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices
Where and when common regulatory and warning signs should be used
Considerations when implementing these signs
Case studies discussing sign implementation and installation
The importance of public outreach and education
The Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices and its guidelines related to signage
Application of common regulatory and warning signs and where these signs should and should not be installed
Specific discussion on the usage of STOP and YIELD signs
When and where sign installation should be avoided
Working with the public to achieve a mutually agreeable outcome
Develop a thorough understanding as to the appropriate use of common regulatory and warning signage
Know when and where STOP and YIELD signs should be used
Identify the benefits of effective sign installation
Effectively explain regulatory and warning signage principles to your community, clients, managers, and elected officials
This webinar will benefit transportation professionals (particularly entry-level or early career engineers and planners) who work for cities, towns, counties, state agencies, and consultants and are responsible for installing and maintaining street signage in their community. This webinar is designed for individuals with limited background or training in traffic operations and with limited familiarity of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD).
Exploring the MUTCD, background and organization
Common Regulatory and Warning Signs
Public Outreach and Education
Conclusion / Webinar Takeaways