MMM’s Dave McLaughlin, Senior Project Manager, Transportation Planning and Michael Parker, Project Coordinator, Transportation Planning will be a part of the OTC’s 65th Annual Conference to be held May 3 – 5, in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.
The OTC is a group of municipal officials, with the primary goal of improving traffic management in Ontario by combining the expertise of individuals in the fields of enforcement, engineering, and education.
MMM will be involved in two sessions at this year’s conference:
New Cycling Design Guidelines and Maintenance Strategies for Ontario – Ontario Traffic Manual Book 18: Cycling Facilities & MTO’s Bikeway Design Manual – presented by Dave McLaughlin:
Dave will be teaching some of the new cycling facility design guidelines identified in the Ontario Traffic Manual (OTM) Book 18 including those related to cycle tracks, buffered bike lanes and shoulders, cross rides, pavement markings, signage, and coloured surface treatments in conflict zones. Examples of cycling projects recently implemented in Ontario that have applied some of the new guidelines from OTM Book 18 will be highlighted. Recommended strategies for maintenance of on-road cycling facilities will also be discussed, including some of the new bikeway design guidelines in the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario’s new Bikeway Design Manual. This manual is based on similar design guideline principles as the OTM Book 18, but intended for provincial highway planners and engineers.
Efficient Transportation Networks: A Multi-Modal Perspective – presented by Michael Parker:
This session presents a project selection methodology that identifies synergies between roadway improvement projects and those that support modes where each traveler occupies less road space, while encouraging more efficient use of the transportation network.
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