Session No. 3C

New Ideas about Bikes and Pedestrians at Intersections

This session will cover the new guidance for pedestrian and bicycle safety at intersections and interchanges along with real world examples of what some cities are doing in for their cyclist and pedestrian populations.

Moderator: Joe Rusiewicz, P.E., TranSystems  

  • NCHRP Report 926 Guidance to Improve Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety at Intersections: A New Resource for Transportation Practitioners, Katy Sawyer, P.E., senior engineer, Toole Design

  • NCHRP 07-25 Twenty Flags Method: A Quantitative Analysis of Pedestrian & Bicycle Quality at Intersections, Bastian Schroeder, P.E., PhD, principal engineer, Kittelson & Associates, Inc.


Katy Sawyer is a licensed civil engineer with more than 15 years of experience delivering multimodal transportation projects. She specializes in the design and construction of active transportation and traffic safety improvement projects. As a former municipal engineer, Sawyer has insight into the planning, design, maintenance, and operations of city transportation systems. Sawyer is an associate member of the National Committee of Uniform Traffic Control Devices, where she helps to advance the adoption of complete streets principles in the transportation profession.

Bastian Schroeder is a recognized leader in the transportation industry who is helping guide transportation emerging trends and technologies. His areas of expertise include traffic operations on surface streets and freeways, pedestrian accessibility issues, pedestrian-bicycle operations, multimodal design, safety studies, and specialized field data collection. Schroeder’s background includes conducting research on behalf of the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP), Strategic Highway Research Program 2 (SHRP 2), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), and National Highway Institute (NHI). He has participated, as author or co-author, in publishing over 70 journal articles and conference proceedings and has given numerous presentations at state and national conferences.

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Dec. 10, 2020

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.




The Transportation Engineering and Safety Conference (TESC) attracts professionals from throughout Pennsylvania, the mid-Atlantic region, and the country. It is an authoritative source of information on pressing issues from some of the foremost experts in transportation today.

Thomas D. Larson Pennsylvania Transportation Institute

201 Transportation Research Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4710

Phone: 814-865-1891