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GVITE April Breakfast Meeting
April 29, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
In 2018 the City of Vancouver implemented substantial changes to the way it regulates the mobility needs of new developments. In addition to eliminating parking minimums within Downtown, increasing bicycle parking requirements, and broadening requirements for passenger loading, a comprehensive TDM policy was developed with mandatory TDM requirements for many developments. John and Rosemarie will discuss the development of these changes including the policy directions, data collection and research, public consultation and implementation. They will also address the practical matters of how applications under the new TDM plan can be presented, and answer some frequently asked questions.
About the Presenters:
John Turecki is an experienced transportation engineer with a background in both public and private sector. John has been with the City of Vancouver for three years and leads the development review team within transportation. His work there also includes development of parking and mobility related policies for new developments, including the parking by-law, car share policies, and transportation demand management policy. Prior to working for the City, John spend five years with Bunt & Associates leading traffic, microsimulation, transportation planning, and parking related analysis for private and public sector clients.
Rosemarie Draskovic is a certified Professional Traffic Operations Engineer and Professional Transportation Planner and has been involved in transportation engineering since 2007. She has been responsible for various tasks and assignments for projects in Western Canada including: development review, parking and transportation demand management policy development, data collection, traffic impact assessments, traffic forecasting and capacity analysis, transportation master plans, signal timing, parking studies, pedestrian studies, collision history assessment, public consultation activities, and project management. Rosemarie is a registered as a Professional Engineer in British Columbia and Alberta, and is a Past President of the Saskatchewan CITE.