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LIVING STREETS LAB: Designing Safe Intersections for all Users
Tue, 1 November 2016, 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM EDT
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"LIVING STREETS LAB: Designing Safe Intersections for all Users" is a half-day interactive master class presented by Mobycon. Join us in Kingston to learn more about cutting edge road design strategies from Dutch and Canadian integrated mobility experts. This half-day master class utilizes local case studies and international best practice designs from the Netherlands to examine how various intersection types can protect all road users. See how cycle track intersections can be designed to meet the needs of all road users, including single and bi-directional cycle tracks, signalized and un-signalized intersections and roundabouts.
DATE: Tuesday, November 1, 2016
TIME: 13:00 - 16:30 pm (registartion starts at 12:30)
LOCATION: 1211 John Counter Boulevard, Kingston, ON, K7K 6C7
COST: Training fees includes coffee breaks and a training kit. Should you be interested in a bursary or a volume discount, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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WHAT IS A PROTECTED INTERSECTION?
The "protected intersection" is a concept first devised in the Netherlands that is now being shared around the world. The protected intersection is an intersection typology that encompasses a variety of design features to achieve safe, comfortable conditions for bicyclists and pedestrians. Protected intersections can take a variety of configurations; however, all encourage:
- slow turning by vehicles,
- improved visibility for bicyclists and pedestrians,
- reduced crossing distances for bicyclists and pedestrians, and
- the ability to make any turning movement by bicycle that maintains a feeling of security and priority that is absent in many of the current industry designs.
Protected intersections are one tool that brings the concept of a complete street into the intersection, to create a “complete intersection.” Mobycon has been innovating in living street design in the Netherlands for 30 years. Recently they have supported the design of Churchill Avenue and Main Street in Ottawa, a Cycle Track Network in Calgary, and the first protected intersection in the US in Davis California.
THE TRAINING APPROACH
Throughout the workshop, session leaders will act as “coaches” working with participants to complete group assignments. They will share Dutch time-tested methods to inspire Canadian cities to take a proactive approach to safety, especially for vulnerable road users like pedestrians, cyclists and children. While Dutch practices cannot be copied in Canada, the Dutch approach to road design and the principles can inspire Canadian innovation in road design.
The workshop will include:
- Lectures and case studies
- Video footage of Canadain and Dutch intersections in action
- Design charette
- Small group exercises and presentations
- Map work with specific Kingston examples
- Plenary discussions
During the master class participants will:
- Review international innovations in living streets and intersection design
- Explore key challenges when designing for all road users
- Use data to inform design considerations for safer streets
- Develop a toolkit for safe intersection design with a focus on Protected Intersections
- Learn how to prioritize the needs of vulnerable road users and to maximize safety while maintaining traffic flows.
- Discover various types of cycle track intersections such as: single and bidirectional cycle tracks, signalized and unsignalized intersections, and roundabouts.
This training session will be designed for a small group of participants with the following background:
- Roadway and intersection designers
- Traffic signals
- Traffic engineers
- Traffic Safety
- Bicycles and Pedestrians
- Transportation and City Planning
- Pavement markings designers
- Civil engineers
- Vision Zero
- Living streets
- Sustainable Cities
THE TRAINING TEAM
- JOHAN DIEPENS - Founder and CEO, Mobycon, Delft, the Netherlands
- JUSTIN GOULDING - Integrated Mobility Consultant, Mobycon, Ottawa, Canada
Mobycon is an independent reserach and conslting company with more than 30 years of experience working in the Netherlands. We provide services related to integrated traffic, transportion and mobility. By integrating transportation systems, we are working to create healthy and livable communities prepared for the future. Mobycon works with our international partners to apply Dutch mobility expertise according to the local context. In 2015 Mobycon opened its first North American office in Ottawa, Canada. For more information about Mobycon, visit http://www.mobycon.com.