Professional Practice

WEBINAR: Reducing Crime One Trail at a Time

Date: 8/31/2017 - 8/31/2017

Type: Other

LA CES approved?: No

Location(s): US

Description: Since trails are often community focal points, crime on the trail can be perceived differently than crime on the street—it may generate more attention that prevents or inhibits use on trails.

While studies have shown that trails themselves do not generate crime, in many urban areas, perceived safety is serious, and even the perception of trail safety creates a stigma for trails as a public facility. Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) is a proactive crime-fighting technique in which the proper design and effective use of the built environment can lead to a reduction in the fear of and incidents of crime.

Using a multi-disciplinary, multi-pronged approach to trail planning and design, law enforcement, landscape architects, city planners, and resident volunteers can create a climate of safety on trails. This session will explore methods to enhancing trail security and safety perceptions through environmental design.

Presenters will discuss tackling CPTED design strengths and challenges, using programs and partnerships, and the nuts and bolts of safety audits, corridor assessments, and design review.


Julia Lent

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