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March 14, 2019

The March meeting of the ITE Manitoba Section was held on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 12:00 PM at the Winnipeg Winter Club.

The presenter was 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 was 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.

Rob Poapst, M.Sc., P.Eng., from MORR Transportation Consulting

February 13, 2019

The February meeting of the ITE Manitoba Section was held on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 12:00 PM at the Winnipeg Winter Club.

The presenter was Jeff Crang, P.Eng., PTOE from Dillon Consulting Ltd.

Jeff is a transportation engineer with 25 years’ experience in transportation studies, functional planning, detailed design and contract administration of streets, highways and facility site works. He has expertise within both urban and rural environments. Jeff has been fortunate to have worked as the client with the provincial government and for the client as a consultant.  He currently serves on the executive of the TAC Geometric Design Standing Committee

Jeff’s presentation was titled: Planning and Design of Fermor Avenue (St. Anne’s Road to Archibald Street).

Jeff’s presentation focused on the transportation planning and design aspects of the Fermor Avenue corridor.  New features of this arterial currently undergoing reconstruction include a pedestrian-cyclist underpass, smart channels, raised crossings, accessibility for the visually challenged, cross-rides, and improved traffic operations and safety through the use of access management and auxiliary lanes. An overview of the traffic staging plans was also provided.

January 23, 2019

The January meeting of the ITE Manitoba Section was held on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 12:00 PM. The luncheon was held at the Winnipeg Winter Club, at 200 River Avenue. 

The presenter was Scott Suderman, C.E.T., P.Eng. from Stantec.

Scott is a Transportation Engineer with 13 years of experience in planning, design, and managing roadway, active transportation and roundabouts projects. Scott was on the Project Steering Committee for TAC’s first Canadian Roundabout Design Guide as well as the new Geometric Design Guide, and is currently a member of the Geometric Design Standing Committee at TAC.

Scott’s presentation was titled: Detailed Design of the PTH3 and LaVerendrye Boulevard Roundabout.

Scott’s presentation shared some of the key design considerations and solutions incorporated into the detailed design for the proposed multi-lane roundabout that will accommodate development in the City of Morden and effectively serve as an entrance to the City. Items that were discussed were site context, high speed entry design, pedestrian and cycling accommodation, vertical design, construction details and traffic staging.

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