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GVITE October Lunch Meeting
October 18, 2019@11:30 am to 1:00 pm PDT
About the Presentation:
This fall, the BC government is intending to allow app-based ride-hailing Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) operate under a regulated environment. A concern are the negative impacts that have recently been identified and acknowledged in urban centres that prematurely allowed these TNCs to operate unregulated. What are these impacts, and how do these new innovative and innocent-looking “disruptive” technologies ironically disrupt the flow of traffic and worsen the very rides they are providing? This presentation will discuss some of these world-wide findings, with flashbacks to highlights of past talks and local research that hinted over a decade ago at the underlying mechanisms of the subdued impacts that ride-hailing service providers may be unintentionally and/or intentionally causing. The talk will conclude with possible short-term policy issues that may need to be dealt with at all levels of government, as well as longer-term evolutionary implications to future transportation systems.
About the Presenter:
Clark Lim is a Professional Engineer with 326 month of experience in public (56.1%), private (34%), and academic (9.9%) sectors. Currently as Principal of Acuere Consulting, he advises on the complete transportation planning-engineering vertical: from visioning and governance; to traffic modelling; and into cognitive processes of attentional deficits that eventually translate into effective capacity and collision thresholds of human road users. Clark utilizes a data-driven, evidence-based, and analytics approach not just for the sheer joy of it, but to provide sound policy frameworks to support decision making and reinforce our underlying democratic processes. He attempts to sustain our civic liberties and social equity through the development of data-driven models, web and mobile applications, and very large datasets—all the while trying to persuade party-goers that, yes, traffic engineering is an exciting occupation! As an Adjunct Professor at UBC’s Civil Engineering Department, he is possibly teaching your next employee, while he researches on transportation engineering and advanced technologies. Past employers he amiably parted to pursue a strategically organic and free-ranging career, included: the City of Coquitlam, BC MoTI, GVRD (aka Metro Vancouver), and TransLink—the latter which he helped establish in the late 1990’s.
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