Designing Pedestrian Facilities for Accessibility (ADA) - Aspen

Event Date: 6/17/2024
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Event Overview
Airport Operations Building
1001 Owl Creek Rd

*** Hosted in Partnership with Pitkin County***

Facilities in the public right-of-way (including walkways, ramps, curb ramps and landings, crosswalks, and pedestrian overpasses and underpasses) must be designed, constructed and maintained to serve all users. To meet the needs of all users, those involved with designing, building and maintaining infrastructure need a clear understanding of the wide range of abilities that occur within the population and the challenges in the public right-of-way faced by persons with disabilities. This course will identify applicable laws, regulations, guidelines and standards pertaining to accessibility for persons with disabilities.

Requirements for ensuring accessibility in existing facilities versus work in new construction and alternations will be discussed. Design elements necessary for achieving accessibility in the public right-of-way will be reviewed. Best practices will be identified.

Specific topics to be covered include:

  • Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG) and Public Rights-of-Way Accessibility Guidelines: Laws and Regulations
  • Legal Requirements
  • Pedestrian Characteristics
  • Pedestrian Access Route (PAR)
  • Curb Ramps and Other Transitions
  • Detectable Warnings
  • Pedestrian Crossings
  • Street Furniture and Parking
  • Work Zones and Maintenance
  • Accessible Pedestrian Signals

Roads Scholar II : Transportation Management

This is a course in the Roads Scholar II course track Transportation Management Focus area. Click above for more program details.

Registration Fee

The registration fee for this workshop is $50 per person for employees of government agencies and $75 per person for non-government agencies. Fee includes any class handouts and lunch. Registration can be paid online, or via invoice upon special request. Please contact for questions.

Cancellation Policy

Please be considerate of those on the waiting list, cancel early if necessary. A full refund will be made if you cancel no later than 3 business days prior to the training day; otherwise, you will forfeit the registration fee.

Special Notes

In order to receive credit for this class, attendees must stay until the end when it is dismissed by the instructor and class certificates are awarded.


Eck, Ron

Dr. Ronald W. Eck, P.E. is Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering at West Virginia University and Director of the West Virginia Local Technical Assistance Program (WV LTAP).

TORT/Risk related experience:
Ron has testified as an expert witness in 20 states and is a past chair of the Transportation Forensics and Risk Management Council of the Institute of Transportation Engineers. He developed (for the WV DOT) a handbook and training materials on crash reconstruction as an element of risk management and has organized numerous mock trials at national and regional roadway conferences.

ADA related experience:
Ron has been involved in traffic engineering, including pedestrian transportation, for over 40 years. He was a member of the Pedestrian Committee of the Transportation Research Board from 2008 to 2017. He authored the chapter on Pedestrians in McGraw-Hill’s Handbook of Transportation Engineering. He teaches a variety of ADA-related classes for state and local road agencies throughout the United States.