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ITE Manitoba March Luncheon
March 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm$15 – $26
The March meeting of the ITE Manitoba Section will be held on Thursday, March 14, 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 Rob Poapst, M.Sc., P.Eng., from MORR Transportation Consulting.
Rob is a Transportation Engineer with MORR who has extensive experience in big data analysis, GIS, and active transportation. He is currently one of the key team members for the development of TAC’s new Bicycle Facility Safety Study. He is active member of TAC’s Active Transportation Committee and the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals. Rob has presented his work at conferences throughout North America and has published multiple research papers on pedestrian accommodation and active transportation.
Rob’s presentation is titled: TAC Bicycle Infrastructure Safety Study: What We Heard from Practitioners and Cyclists.
The Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) is currently completing a study to develop a better understanding of the safety performance of different types of bicycle facilities. Three key components of this study were: (1) a comprehensive literature review regarding the safety performance of various types of bicycle facilities; (2) an extensive survey of jurisdictions from across the country to understand current practices regarding the selection and implementation of bicycle infrastructure; and (3) a survey of Canadian cyclists to better understand issues associated with perceived safety and comfort associated with bicycle infrastructure. This presentation will tell the following story:
- State of Canadian affairs
- Lack of crash and volume data for safety analysis
- What the research tells us about bicycle infrastructure safety
- What cyclists tell us about bicycle infrastructure safety
- Where do we go from here?
The intended outcome of the presentation is to give inform the audience about the new knowledge obtained through these three comprehensive tasks, with a view to continue to expand the dialogue regarding bicycle safety in Canada. This will contribute to advancing our understanding of the safety performance of new facilities in Canada.
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 Monday, March 11, 2019.
Hope to see you there!
Rebecca Peterniak, M.Sc., P. Eng.
ITE Manitoba Section