Active Transportation

We will be well represented at the Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) conference

Urban-Systems-TACThis year the annual Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) conference is being held in Toronto, Ontario at the Sheraton Centre Toronto. The city and Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation are co-hosting the event and partnered with Metrolinx. Urban Systems is proud to announce that three of our consultants will be presenting during the week. Here is a list of the different sessions, Brian Patterson, Sarah Friegang and Jayson Walker will be speaking at:

1) Safer Walking, Safer Cycling: A Summary of Key Issues and Best Practices in Assessing and Measuring Pedestrian and Cycling Safety

As part of the Safety and Active Transportation Workshop from 8:30 AM to 5:15 PM

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Brian Patterson
Brian Patterson will helping lead this full-day workshop, which will focus on challenges and opportunities in active transportation safety prioritization and tools. Brian will present an overview of the key issues and best practices in assessing and measuring pedestrian and cycling safety, drawing on his experience with pedestrian and cycling safety studies in Calgary, Edmonton, and Vancouver. The workshop will include a site tour to locations around Toronto to assess safety issues and identify recommendations.
Presenter: Brian Patterson, Principal and Senior Transportation Planner
When: Tuesday Sept 27th, Brian is scheduled to present at 11:00 AM
Where: Dominion Ballroom South, 2nd Floor

2) Improving Pedestrian and Cycling Safety Along the Stanley Park Causeway in Vancouver, BC

Part of the Safely Managing Road Users Series from 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM

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Jayson Walker
Jayson Walker will be presenting on the design and construction of pedestrian and cycling safety improvements to the Stanley Park Causeway in Vancouver, BC. This project required careful consideration in balancing the needs of the corridor – improving pedestrian and cycling safety, respecting the parks natural environment, and maintaining vehicle capacity and safety. Discussion will include an overview of the project, it’s constraints, and unique design solutions developed including modular curved rail fencing, rapid flashing beacons at crossings, and tree root mitigation measures.
Presenter: Jayson Walker, Principal and Transportation Engineer
When: Tuesday Sept 27th, Jayson is scheduled to present at 11:00 AM
Where: Cedar Room, Mezzanine Level

3) Get There Together: Language and Messaging in Media on Transporation Safety

Part of the Efficient Transportation – Managing the Construction Demand Series

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Sarah Freigang
This presentation will look at how a review of objective data, such as collision statistics, can be used in conjunction with different types of media campaigns to educate, engage, and respond to varying safety issues and expectations in an effective manner. It will also look at examples of how the language we use and media campaigns can have a negative impact, reviewing effectiveness and trends, as well as research on the dos and don’ts of speaking about safety for people walking and cycling.
Presenter: Sarah Freigang, Transportation Planner
When: Wednesday, September 28th at 8:30 AM
Where: Cedar Room, Mezzanine Level

4) Better Cycling Today: Leadership in Canadian Cities

Panel Discussion
#Biketoria: How Victoria plans to become the best small city in the world for cycling
Cycling Safety Study: How Vancouver is improving cycling safety for people of all ages and abilities
Brian Patterson will be part of a panel discussion with cycling leaders from across Canada. Brian will share his experiences with the City of Victoria’s #Biketoria plan, which identified a network of all ages and abilities cycling facilities to be implemented by 2018, and the City of Vancouver’s Cycling Safety Study, which included a comprehensive assessment of cycling safety issues and an evidence-based action plan to improve safety.
Presenter: Brian Patterson, Principal, Senior Transportation Planner, Urban Systems
When: Wednesday Sept 28th 8:30am – 12:00pm
Where: Civic Ballroom North 2nd Floor

5) Award Nomination – Vancouver Cycling Safety Study and Action Plan

2016 TAC Road Safety Engineering Award Nomination Presentations
We are honoured to have been nominated for the 2016 TAC Road Safety Engineering Award for our work on the City of Vancouver’s Cycling Safety Study. This study included a comprehensive analysis of cycling injury and collision data in the City of Vancouver over the pay five years, and the development of a detailed action plan to mitigate identified safety issues based on a range of engineering, education and enforcement countermeasures. The City of Vancouver is using the findings of the study to inform the designs of new bicycle facilities and to improve existing facilities.
Presenter: Brian Patterson, Principal and Senior Transportation Planner, Urban Systems
When: Wednesday Sept 28th 1:45 PM – 3:15 PM
Where: Cedar Room, Mezzanine Level

The full conference program can be viewed here

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