Protected Intersection Design
June 7@1:45 pm to June 8@12:00 pm CDT$375.00 – $450.00
Note that this session will qualify for PDH credit for attendees.
This is an in-person session to be held in Winnipeg, MB over two days, Wednesday, June 7th from 1:45 PM to 5:15 PM and Thursday from 8:30AM to Noon, June 8th.
Session is being held over two days immediately following the ITE Canada/CARSP Conference in Winnipeg. For more information about the conference and hotel bookings, visit the conference website.
Protected Intersection Design
Protected intersection design is an approach that intends to improve safety and comfort for all ages and abilities of people cycling and walking through intersections. The planning, design, and implementation of protected intersections has many aspects that require a thoughtful design approach, including addressing universal design and accessibility, complexity of traffic signals, and winter maintenance.
This training will expose transportation professionals to the principles of protected intersection design. The training will draw on forward-thinking design guidance and real-world case studies from around North America and internationally to help participants build an understanding of different approaches to key design issues and trade-offs. Participants will learn to think creatively and outside-the-box in how they tackle practical design issues that municipalities encounter every day.
Through this training, participants will:
- Become familiar and comfortable with protected intersection design principles and how they change with the local context;
- Provide an awareness of guidance available regionally, nationally, and internationally to supplement and advance design;
- Use interactive group design exercises to allow participants to gain experience using protected intersection design principles to achieve a better active transportation network
The training sessions will be structured to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of protected intersection design. The sessions will be organized as follows:
- Brief overview of protected intersections, including:
- Issues for people walking and cycling in typical intersection design
- Why protected intersections are important and address typical issues for people walking and cycling
- Principles of protected intersection design
- Breakout session #1:
- Participants will review an existing [unprotected] intersection that will be provided and identify potential conflict points and other issues for people walking and cycling
- Different contexts of intersections (urban, suburban, irregular) will be used in the breakout sessions
- Case studies to illustrate specific design issues, including:
- Transit stop integration o Constrained contexts
- Complex junctions of bikeways and trails
- High-volume turning movements
- Large vehicle turning movements
- Materials and elevations
- Paths of travel for people walking and cycling
- Breakout session #2:
- Each breakout room will have a different design issue
- Participants will use the information provided in the training to provide design ideas to improve their intersection and then present to the group
- Building on the break-out session, Alta will discuss the different design issues and how each design response can come together into a cohesive design that addresses more than one design issue
- Discussion about monitoring of the effectiveness of innovative approaches and how design might evolve
Kate Whitfield, P.Eng, MCIP, RPP is a Principal with Alta Planning + Design, Canada. She leads the Canadian operation from the headquarters in Ottawa. As a Professional Engineer and Professional Planner, Kate brings a unique perspective to technical training courses. Kate’s work with protected intersection design extends from the creation of guidance documents to the development of functional and detailed design and through to implementation and construction. Kate has worked on multi-modal transportation and city building projects from coast to coast to coast in Canada.
Nataliya Pekar is an Associate and Senior Civil Engineer with Alta Planning + Design Canada. She works on active transportation projects across the country and spends her days applying a Complete Street lens to reimagining our streets. Nataliya gets into the details of making intersections safe and comfortable for pedestrians and people on bikes. Nataliya was on the team for the OTM Book 18 Update (2021), the Corner Design for All Users White Paper (2020), and the Ottawa Protected Intersection Design Guidelines (2021) and has been involved with the planning, design, and implementation of protected intersections across Canada, including one recently built in Toronto at Evelyn Wiggins Drive and Murray Ross Parkway, and others in design in Kingston, Halifax, and Ottawa.
Thaise Mota is a Professional Engineer with Alta Planning + Design Canada. She is an active transportation specialist and works on a variety of projects across Canada for the analysis and implementation of innovative treatments. Among the projects that she has been involved with are the feasibility and design of Complete Streets on Victoria Park Avenue in Toronto and Bayridge Drive in Kingston. She has also worked on the design and implementation of active transportation infrastructure with protected intersection elements in other cities such as Ottawa, Waterloo, Calgary, and Halifax.