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Southern Alberta ITE October Luncheon and Complete Streets Workshop
October 15, 2019@11:30 am to 3:30 pm MDT$10 – $400
Join us for our October Luncheon and optional Complete Streets Workshop. If you want to attend the workshop, please make sure to purchase a workshop ticket along with your luncheon ticket.
Alex Fraser Capacity Improvement Project
The Alex Fraser Bridge is one of four major crossings over the Fraser River in Metro Vancouver and services more than 119,000 vehicles per day on average. Road users often experienced traffic backups more than three kilometres in length during rush hour. This congestion reduced the reliability of the Highway 91 corridor which impacts both commuters and goods movement.
The Alex Fraser Bridge Capacity Improvement Project involved adding a seventh lane to the bridge, adding an innovative new counter-flow moveable barrier system to reduce traffic congestion during the peak periods, and installing dynamic messaging signs throughout the region to inform motorists of travel delays on the four major Fraser River crossings.
Construction is now nearing completion with the seventh lane having recently opened on September 14.
Brendan Stevenson, P.Eng., PTOE
Transportation Project Manager, Associate
Edmund Lee, P.Eng.
Transportation Major Projects Division Manager, Principal
Complete Streets Workshop Title: Changing the DNA of City Streets: LOS, Traffic Signals, and Innovation
Guest Speaker’s Bio:
Peter Koonce, is a licensed transportation engineer from Portland. He has served as an adjunct professor at Portland State University teaching graduate level courses in transportation engineering. He is a member of numerous national committees including the National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices where he serves as a voting member. He has served as the Chair of the Transportation Research Board’s Committee on Traffic Signal Systems and he also collaborates with the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) as an expert review on their Guides.
The NACTO Urban Design Guidance has been instrumental in raising the awareness of communities about treatments to improve walking and cycling infrastructure. The treatments in the Guides are based on examples from around the US that have proven to increase the safety and comfort of active transportation. The speaker will provide insights into the street design principles, information about traffic signals and the performance measures used to assess multimodal users and tradeoffs related to the implementation of active transportation.