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Complete Streets Training – Ottawa

October 23, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm UTC-8

$50 – $400

The CITE Training Committee is hosting a full day training session about Complete Streets Tuesday October 23, 2018 between 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m (lunch included, please indicate dietary restrictions on the registration form). Session has been moved to:

Jim Durrell Recreation Centre
1265 Walkley Road
OttawaON K1V 6P9

The session will permit attendees to:

• Learn about Complete Streets to date and Complete Streets 2.0 (into the future)
• Focus on Canadian examples of Complete Streets; highlighting implementation challenges and successes
• Discuss evaluation tools and outcomes of Complete Street planning & implementation
• Learn what Complete Streets means to different user groups, municipalities and professionals across Canada (rural/urban/suburban, planners/engineers/politicians)
• Become familiar with Complete Streets tools and resources and how to use them on a local, regional, national, and international level
• Delve into intersection design, separation types, addressing mode conflicts, and engaging the public
• Engage in discussion with other industry professionals about experiences with Complete Streets from interim design to final implementation
• Use interactive group design exercises to allow participants to gain experience using Complete Streets principles and other available guidance to achieve multimodal streets that provide a comprehensive network of transportation choices to all users

The session will include a site visit in the neighbourhood so be prepared for walking outside. Another session of this training opportunity will be provided in Edmonton in February.

Additional information

Alta’s day‐long Complete Streets training program will include a review and discussion of design elements and guidance from relevant Canadian examples. The review and discussion of Complete Streets will be supplemented by guidance from regional, national, and international sources in order to provide a comprehensive overview of best practices relevant to local context. (Think Complete Streets 2.0). Specific topics related to the local context will be selected to build a workshop tailored to design opportunities and challenges within Canada. Kate Whitfield, P.Eng., MCIP, RPP will be your primary contact for this workshop.

Kate Whitfield, P.Eng., MCIP, RPP is both a Professional Engineer and a Registered Professional Planner. Kate has led projects from the functional planning stage, through detailed design and construction. Kate has worked on walking and cycling projects from coast to coast including Halifax, Fredericton, Ottawa, the GTA, Winnipeg and Vancouver. With her dual accreditation, Kate is able to bring the language of engineering and urban planning together to focus on implementation. Kate helps manage Alta’s Canadian operations from Ottawa, Ontario. Kate will be assisted by Kirk Paulsen.

Kirk Paulsen is based in Alta’s Portland Office. Kirk is an engineer with a background in civil engineering, and urban planning. His transportation engineering work experience consists of numerous private development projects and several public sector projects within the greater Portland and Seattle metro areas. The projects included bicycle, pedestrian, and neighborhood safety analyses; design plans for traffic signals, stormwater facilities, roadway illumination, and utilities/variable message sign relocation; analysis of proposed zone changes and parking demand; and development of transportation impact analyses.

Optional add-on – Tour of Cycling Infrastructure

The Alta Team is offering a tour of cycling infrastructure in Ottawa in the afternoon of Monday, Oct 22nd. The tour would begin in the area of Sparks Street at 1pm on Monday. The tour will include different examples of infrastructure including on-road protected bikeways, raised cycle tracks, intersection treatments, a pedestrian/bicycle bridge, multi-use pathways and an advisory bike lane. Main Street will be part of the route. Main Street is an example of a complete street project in Ottawa where the number of vehicle lanes were reduced and raised cycle tracks were added. The tour is expected to take 2-3 hours. This tour could either be a walking tour or a cycling tour so please indicate your preference and a decision will be made based on the responses. We need responses by October 16 to arrange the tour. We will arrange bikes to be available, if required. Individuals participating will be responsible for covering the cost of the bike rental. If you intend to bring your own bicycle please let us know.


Multiple Registrations For Your Organization?

Register four attendees from your organization and receive a fifth registration for free. Contact us for more details.

Complete Streets Training – Ottawa


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October 23, 2018
9:00 am - 4:30 pm UTC-8
$50 – $400
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CITE Training Chair


Jim Durrell Recreation Centre
1265 Walkley Road
Ottawa, Ontario K1V 6P9 Canada
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