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CITE Atlantic September Webinar
September 28, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ADT
(1) Title: Lessons learned from the City of Moncton’s Temporary Conversion of Main Street to One-Way Traffic
In an effort to provide more space for pedestrians and accommodate larger restaurant patios that meet physical distancing requirements during the pandemic, the City of Moncton temporarily converted a portion of downtown Main Street to one-way traffic. At the same time, a two-way bike lane was also introduced along the corridor.
While this plan initially had the support of downtown businesses, unfortunately the changes did not have the desired impact and the street was restored to its original configuration after a 7-week trial period.
Why wasn’t this trial as successful as originally hoped? What were the lessons learned? Tune in to this presentation to find out!
Presenter – Alcide Richard is Director of Design & Construction with the City of Moncton.
(2) Title: New Brunswick Border Check Point Traffic Control
In response to the COVID pandemic, the Government of New Brunswick has placed restrictions on who is able to travel into and through the province. New Brunswick’s Department of Public Safety has set up check points at 7 interprovincial border crossings to screen vehicles and enforce these restrictions where no previous screening infrastructure existed. In this presentation, we will be discussing the work Crandall, a Division of Englobe, has done for NBDTI to create traffic control plans for these border check points that support the efficient and safe movement of vehicles through these sites and protection of check point workers.
Presenter: Andrew Northmore is a Professional Engineer with a PhD in Transportation Engineering from the University of New Brunswick. He is a part of the Transportation Engineering team at Crandall, a Division of Englobe, in Fredericton and specializes in road safety and traffic engineering projects.