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ITE Manitoba April Luncheon
April 16, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm$15 – $26
The April meeting of the ITE Manitoba Section will be held on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 starting at 12:00 PM.
The luncheon will be held at the Winnipeg Winter Club, at 200 River Avenue. Parking is provided south of the building, and is accessible from Harkness Avenue and from Bell Avenue (via Donald Street). The main building entrance is on the south side of the building. Our Meeting will take place in the Riverview Room.
Our presenter this month is Craig Milligan, Ph.D., P.Eng., ing., from MicroTraffic and Fireseeds North Infrastructure.
Craig is an expert road safety engineer applying a proactive and safe systems approach to vision zero. He has thirteen years of progressive leadership experience and is the current chair of the TAC Road Safety Standing Committee.
Craig has completed road safety audits for more than $6B of urban and rural road projects at all stages covering complex intersections, freeways, bridges, interchanges, and cycling facilities, and he is a road safety audit instructor for the International Road Federation.
Craig has also completed in-service road safety reviews of 170 intersections and 4000 km of highway in six countries, updates of 10 road safety technical guidelines and safety performance functions for network screening at four road agencies. He is the author of over 30 road safety publications in top journals and conference proceedings. He worked for the World Bank and the Province of Manitoba before starting his consulting practice called Fireseeds North and his technology firm MicroTraffic Road Safety Video Analytics.
Craig’s presentation is titled: Short-term camera deployments for rural traffic safety studies: case studies from Western Canada
Compared to urban intersections, those on rural highways have comparatively lower availability of ITS sensors to support traffic studies. Traditional data collection efforts for rural traffic studies have relied on low-tech, manual processes. However, consultants have recently started using portable camera deployments for rural intersection improvement studies. Recent advances in artificial intelligence and deep learning computer vision have helped transform portable cameras from simple tools for counts and observational studies into sophisticated ITS sensors.
Using six rural case studies from BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba, this paper demonstrates how several consultants used portable camera deployments to obtain high resolution data and intelligence. Vehicle trajectory data automatically extracted from camera sensors served as a foundational dataset for other data points which the study engineers want to incorporate in study design.
The case studies include a dump access road and a resort access intersection in BC, an at-grade rail crossing in Alberta, the site of a potential future interchange on the Yellowhead Highway in Saskatchewan, and two intersections on the Trans-Canada Highway in Manitoba.
The price of the luncheon is $26.00 for members and friends and $15.00 for students. Registration and online payment MUST be completed by 4:00 PM on Thursday, April 11, 2019.
Hope to see you there!
Rebecca Peterniak, M.Sc., P. Eng.
ITE Manitoba Section