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18th International Conference: Road Safety on Five Continents (RS5C)
May 16, 2018 - May 18, 2018
Morrison Hershfield is proud to support our colleague Andres Baez, as he travels to South Korea to present at the 18th International Conference: Road Safety on Five Continents (RS5C). Andres will be illustrating how road safety and traffic engineering played a role in supporting Climate Resilient Infrastructure Projects in Belize. You will learn how Canadian expertise was integrated into a road rehabilitation project in an emerging developing country, to make a strategic highway safer and more efficient for all modes and support country goals related to both road safety and climate change. The lessons learned in this project are easily transferrable to like-minded countries with similar goals.
ROAD SAFETY STUDY FOR ROADWAY FUNCTIONAL AND PRELIMINARY DESIGNS REHABILITATION OF
BELIZE’S NORTHERN HIGHWAY BETWEEN MILES 9.5 -24.5
Co-presented by: Andres Baez, Morrison Hershfield and Raheem Dilgir, Transafe
The Government of Belize is a leader in road safety among Caribbean countries. Its vision is that Belize will have the safest roads among Latin American and Caribbean countries, and will work toward the ultimate goal of zero traffic fatalities and zero serious injuries. Through the National Climate Resilient Investment Plan (NCRIP) and The Climate Resilient Infrastructure Project (CRIP), funded by the World Bank, the Belize government prioritized the Philip Goldson Highway between miles 9.5 and 24.5 as a very vulnerable road to impacts from climate change and critical to the country’s economic growth. The corridor is an essential part of the country’s highway system and its vulnerability could severely impact Belize’s GDP development. Morrison Hershfield, as part of a Canadian team of consultants, contributed to the design improvements to the Philip Goldson Highway, by providing overall technical leadership, traffic engineering services and in collaboration with Transafe, highway system road safety assessment.
About the Presenter
Andres Enrique Baez, Transportation Planning Engineer: Andres is a well-rounded transportation consultant known for his balanced approach to engineering, planning and context-sensitive design. His public and private sector experience equips him with a practical view for implementable solutions in the context of municipal development frameworks. The focus of his practice is on the interaction between transportation and land-uses, with an emphasis on multimodal systems. He brings an invaluable vantage point to sustainable transportation solutions and best practices from his early years of experience in Bogota, Colombia; following pursuance of post-graduate studies in Urban Planning in Montreal, and successive transportation engineering professional practice in most of Canada’s major cities.
Road Safety on Five Continents (RS5C) is an international conference aimed at increasing road safety globally by providing a platform for knowledge exchange and helping participating countries and practitioners find a good balance between road safety and mobility. The foundation of the RS5C is in state-of-the-art research and good practice. By providing a mutual ground for sharing knowledge and a forum to discuss mutual problems and their solutions, researchers, officials and other stakeholders can learn from results, experiences and success stories.