The City of Burnaby undertook a Road Safety Network Screening Study (Study) to identify the City’s top high collision intersections and identify safety improvement opportunities along with capital funding priorities. In partnership with ISL Engineering and Land Services (ISL) and G. Ho Engineering Consultants Inc. (GHEC), the Study was conducted by reviewing the collisions that caused fatalities or serious injuries. This Study includes a review of the collision data, screening for priority locations, assessment of selected site conditions, identification of safety issues and the development of recommended mitigating measures.
Ultimately, the Study was done to align with the City’s Connecting Burnaby strategic plan and its goals and targets to strive for a safer city and road networks. It is important to note that the results will also help with the City’s prioritization of capital funding towards road safety improvements for all road users.
The speakers for this presentation will be James Lao, P.Eng., RSP1, and Borg Chan, M.Sc., P.Eng., PTOE, RSP1, FITE.
As Manager, Traffic Engineering and Road Safety of ISL Engineering, Borg Chan has 35 years of experience with road safety, transportation planning, and traffic engineering studies. He is a project manager for many area-wide and corridor-wide traffic calming, traffic operations, parking reviews and road safety studies. He is also Past President of ITE Great Vancouver Section and has provided many presentations in the local, national, and international conferences for various professional institutions.
James Lao is the Senior Transportation Engineer at the City of Burnaby. James has over 10 years of experience with transportation planning, traffic operations, parking reviews and road safety initiatives. As the Senior Transportation Engineer, he is responsible for the review and assessment of the City’s road network traffic management, operations, traffic data and road safety initiatives.
This event will be a free online seminar from 12:00pm to 1:00pm on March 23, 2023.