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The Public Right-of-Way Accessibility Guidelines (PROWAG) rulemaking has concluded. The PROWAG final rule has been published in the Federal Register. Please visit the Access Board’s PROWAG page for the guidelines.

Designing Accessible Crosswalks

February 01, 2024 Presented on: February 01, 2024

Crosswalks are a very important part of pedestrian circulation paths, enabling pedestrians to safely cross the vehicular way. It is important that crosswalks be accessible to all pedestrians, including those with disabilities. This webinar will review the requirements in the Public Rights-of-Way Accessibility Guidelines (PROWAG) for designing accessible crosswalks. The definition and practical meaning of “crosswalk” will be clarified, as well as requirements for indicating when pedestrian crossing is not intended at an intersection. Presenters will outline requirements for curb ramps, blended transitions, and detectable warnings, which provide physical access to the crosswalk; requirements for grade, cross slope, medians, and pedestrian refuge islands, which provide a pedestrian access route through the crosswalk; and requirements for accessible pedestrian signals, which ensure access to information provided by walk indications and pedestrian activated warning devices to pedestrians who are blind or who have low vision. Requirements for crosswalks at roundabouts and channelized turn lanes will also be covered. Video remote interpreting and real-time captioning will be provided in this webinar. Questions can be submitted in advance of the session during the registration process or may be posed during the live webinar. Participants can also earn continuing education credits.

Registration is now full for this session, but the webinar can still be watched via YouTube livestream. Please note that no continuing education credit is available for viewing the live session over YouTube.

Continuing Education Recognition Available

  Certificate Credit hours
  ACTCP 1.5
  California Architects Board 1.5
  ICC 1.5
  LA CES 1.5
  SelfPaced AIA 1.5


Sarah Presley , Accessibility Specialist, U.S. Access Board

Travis Saner, Accessibility Specialist, U.S. Access Board

Juliet Shoultz, Transportation Engineer, Office of Technical and Information Services

Session Questions

This session is accepting questions from registered users. After you have registered to participate in this session, you can submit your questions on your Account Manager page. Please note: the number of questions will be limited and submissions will be closed well before the session starts to provide time to prepare answers.

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