Keynote Presentation: Designing Tomorrow’s Transportation System in an Ever Changing Environment

1:30pm

Ballroom 2 & 3

Brian Hollingworth, P.Eng, Director and Sr. Practice Lead, Transportation Planning at IBI Group

Increasingly Engineers are tasked with planning and designing transportation systems to meet the expectations and needs of a wide variety of users – pedestrians, cyclists, transit users, trucks and car drivers. While the opportunities and benefits of more “complete” transportation systems are significant, it can often be a challenge to come up with the right solutions that meet high public expectations, are in conformance with prevailing design standards and can be accomplished within reasonable budgetary and timeline expectations. This presentation will explore some recent policy, planning and design trends that can help facilitate multi-modal transportation. Strategies and actions from Thunder Bay’s soon to be completed Transportation Master Plan will be used to highlight areas of high potential in medium sized cities and northern environments.