Retrofitting Existing Corridors for Cycling Facilities – Part 2: Case Studies

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Retrofitting Existing Corridors for Cycling Facilities – Part 2: Case Studies

Part two of a two-part webinar series that explores retrofitting existing corridors for the addition of all types of cycling facilities. Learn how we balance the needs and wants of our clients to improve safe active transportation options for the community.

Retrofitting Existing Corridors for Cycling Facilities – Part 2: Case Studies

This presentation focuses on practical applications for adding cycling facilities to existing transportation corridors with reference to two case studies in the City of Ottawa. The case studies will discuss considerations that led to the selected design solutions, how they were applied and the outcomes and lessons learned from the projects. The webinar includes:

  • Recap of Part 1
  • The importance of cycling and when to consider adding active transportation options to communities.
  • Retrofitting vs. Reconstruction: What’s the difference and when is retrofitting is the best option?
  • Legislative Requirements
  • Facility Types: Types of facilities and factors to consider when deciding which to use.
  • Needs vs. Wants in Projects: Balancing needs of municipalities and competing interests of stakeholders in the community to arrive at a solution that fits.
  • Case Studies: McArthur Avenue Bike Lanes and Heron Road Cycling Facilities.

Presenter:

Will Rose, P.Eng.

Will project manages and leads the designs for various assignments involving intersection modifications, highway design, transit improvements and active transportation projects. He has experience in Contract Administration as a site inspector where he quickly learned construction practices, techniques and the importance of constructability for any design. Will is able to provide contract drawings, quantities and specifications to ensure the client’s project is designed with the highest level of quality and ensuring a constructible design to reduce any complications encountered in the field. His passion for improving the built environment for active transportation has lead him to apply his engineering know-how to improving cycling and transit projects in Ottawa.

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