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Workshop: Intersections for Everyone
September 14, 2021@1:00 pm to September 15, 2021@4:00 pm EDT
Learn how to plan, design and balance the needs of all transportation modes at intersections
Offered by: CITE Training Committee
Intersections are the location where the highest number of conflicts occur, making them uncomfortable places for people walking, biking, and driving. Communities across Canada and North America have been transforming streets to achieve broader objectives (economic development, climate resilience) and increase multimodal safety. Many designers have found challenges with how to design the intersections. This training workshop will include intersection design approaches for different contexts (urban, suburban, cities, towns) and will provide transportation professionals with:
- Better understanding of the goals for intersection design to achieve safety and mode share objectives;
- Knowledge of the evidence-based research that underpins these goals and selecting design elements;
- Hands-on experience designing intersections with innovative design elements.
The learning objectives for this workshop are to:
- Increase understanding of evidence-based intersection design approaches and principles;
- Increase knowledge of design guidelines and industry reference resources;
- Apply the training materials to real-world intersections, working through the design process/trade-offs, during interactive group design exercises; and
- Provide opportunities for peer-to-peer exchange between participants, share their own experiences.
About your Workshop Facilitators
Tyler is a Professional Engineer, registered in Alberta and Ontario, who has planned and designed multimodal transportation systems in Canada, the United States, and New Zealand. He has experience leading and implementing multimodal street design guides and has delivered Complete Street and walking/bicycling design projects that have improved safety, accessibility, health, and mobility for people of all ages and abilities and in all seasons. Tyler co-authored the Institute of Transportation Engineer’s (ITE) Protected Bikeways Practitioner’s Guide and Lecture Series, contributed to the Integrated Bicycle Design and Integrated Pedestrian Design chapters of the Transportation Association of Canada’s (TAC) Geometric Design Guide for Canadian Roads, peer reviewed Auckland’s Bicycle Quality of Service Framework, and served as technical advisor for ITE’s Implementing Context Sensitive Design on Multimodal Corridors: An ITE Handbook.
Ryan is a Professional Engineer registered in Alberta. He has worked on strategic plans, master plans, conceptual design, evaluations, and safety reviews of projects in North America and New Zealand. Ryan’s work includes being involved in planning and design Complete Streets networks and corridors; developing design guidance for municipalities and agencies; leading training courses on design and planning concepts; developing graduate courses related to sustainability and complexity; participating in research projects related to the built environment; and teaching and mentoring university students. He is keenly aware of how the built environment influences how we use and interact with our surroundings, and he employs a user-based design approach to infrastructure design, planning, and operations.
This course will be delivered using online instructional tools over two half-day workshops. The following is an overview of the workshop agenda and topics that participants will explore and engage with:
Day 1 (3 hours)
- Welcome and introductions
- Who are we designing for and what are we trying to achieve?
- Design parameters to improve safety performance
- Design Exercise 1: Intersection critique
Day 2 (3 hours)
- Intersection design treatments (geometry and timing)
- Intersection traffic control devices (markings and signs)
- Design Exercise 2: Major street intersection
- Design Exercise 3: Minor Street intersection
Video conferencing for this training session will be hosted on Zoom, which will allow for the material to be shared live and questions from participants to be addressed throughout the workshop. Participants will learn in large and small group formats with the use of break-out rooms to reflect on the course material and collaborate on curated design exercises. Additionally, this training will incorporate online collaboration using a ‘virtual whiteboard’ platform (Miro) where participants can create a variety of design solutions and evaluate them as a group.
Dates and Times
This training workshop will be provided three times throughout 2021 on the following dates:
- Monday and Tuesday, June 14 and 15, from 1:00PM until 4:00PM Eastern Time
- Tuesday and Wednesday, September 14 and 15, from 1:00PM until 4:00PM Eastern Time
- Thursday and Friday, October 21 and 22, from 1:00PM until 4:00PM Eastern Time
- $175 per individual student registration
- $200 per individual CITE member
- $250 per individual non-member
Workshop Capacity = 40 participants maximum per session