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2019 CITE Annual Conference
June 2, 2019 - June 5, 2019
The CITE Conference is a highly anticipated annual conference of transportation professionals and students that come together to learn and exchange innovative and transformative solutions for the transportation sector.
To support CITE in their efforts, Morrison Hershfield is a gold sponsor and participating in the conference in many ways. Several of our colleagues are CITE committee member and part of the conference organizing committee. Others will be speaking over the three days and providing city cycling tours.
Strategies for Traffic and Transit Management for Stage 2 LRT Construction – Presented by Bassam Hamwi, Morrison Hershfield and Campbell Inwood, City of Ottawa
Monday June 3rd, 2019 @ 11:10AM
In 2013, construction of the $2.1 Billion “Confederation Line” LRT commenced in the City of Ottawa. The project included construction of a downtown tunnel and conversion of a 10km dedicated Transitway to LRT. As this conversion required the full closure of sections of the City’s Transitway, one of the major challenges of the Project was to plan for and implement alternative BRT measures designed to minimize impacts on OC Transpo services and costs. To address this, extensive forward planning was done and “reference concepts” were developed prior to Project Award. A “Traffic and Transit Management Plan” was jointly developed and implemented by the City and contractor. The project included a concept called “Mobility Matters” requiring detailed scheduling of all BRT changes and financial incentives to minimize the costs and disruptions to the City’s transit network during the construction of the LRT. This presentation will look at the development of the Plan, what worked well, what challenges were faced and recommended actions.
Design Considerations for Cycling Facilities on Rural Highways – Presented by Brad Hewton
Tuesday June 4th, 2019 @ 3:30PM
Have you ever felt unsafe cycling on a highway? Have you ever been driving and felt the cyclists were in danger? In Ontario, cyclists spoke up and the province listened. Brad will be presenting options for introducing bike lanes on provincial highways in order to make our highways safer for cyclists who are already using them. Join us to review the options that were suggested and the challenges we faced while connecting on road and off road cycling routes across the province.
Engineering Decisions in Roundabout Capacity Analysis – Presented by Clayton Rudy
Wednesday June 5th, 2019 @ 8:50AM
Numerous engineering decisions should be considered when designing modern roundabouts. The results of traffic analyses will have a major influence on long-term safety performance and investment of public funds, which is why we rely on professionals to understand and provide context for decisions that occur later in the project process. Most traffic analysis software does not include the guidance needed to predict these traffic outcomes.
This presentation discusses the process of roundabout traffic analyses, how to determine upstream cross-section and entry/bypass lane configurations, the various transition options for adding/dropping auxiliary lanes, how to incorporate provisions for unforeseen geometric constraints, how to establish geometric design domains of various roundabout parameters at the traffic analysis stage and roundabout screening best practices.
Join Clayton Rudy, who has completed planning and design exercises for nearly 300 roundabouts across Canada. His work includes policy and standards development, functional planning, capacity and safety analysis, economic evaluation, human-factors-minded geometric design, roundabout training, public education, peer review of planning and design assignments and in-service operational and safety reviews.