Road Safety and Risk Management for Bicycle Facilities Workshop

8:30 am - 3:45 pm

The Bond Hotel

While the frequency of collisions on our road network has been trending downward, the number of collisions involving vulnerable road users has been on the rise in most urban areas across the province and throughout North America. This increase is not accidental and us, as transportation practitioners, have the knowledge and ability to reverse this undesirable trend. Vulnerable road user safety must be placed at the forefront through continuous improvements to the planning, design, operations, and maintenance of our infrastructure.

This comprehensive one-day course encompasses all aspects of on-road and off-road bicycle facility safety. The day will begin with an overview of the state-of-the practice in road user safety, common bicycle facility safety issues, and potential contributory factors. The remainder of the course systematically walks the participants through modules on planning and designing on-road, shared use and rural bicycles facilities for safety, intersection and interchange treatments, delineation and access control, at-grade rail crossings, bridges, roundabouts, and roadside safety. Each module includes cases studies from actual in-service safety reviews, safety audits and/or legal cases in Ontario, and direct linkages to primary industry resources. Midday participants will walk to two nearby on-street bicycle facilities for a “hands on” bicycle safety review.

Learning Objectives
After successfully completing the workshops participants should be able to:

  • Understand the state-of-the-practice in road safety engineering as it relates to bicycle facilities and operations.
  • Identify common bicycle design, operations and maintenance safety concerns, and potential hazards on our facilities and networks, and select proven and low-cost countermeasures and remedial actions.
  • Review and develop policies and practices to improve bicycle safety.
  • Identify potential operational/safety issues and potential hazards of a proposed plan or design through a safety audit or preliminary risk assessment exercise.
  • Locate readily available key resources related safety, design, operations, and maintenance.

Who Should Attend
This course would be of benefit for the following staff involved in transportation planning, design, and operations, as well as maintenance of roads, sidewalks, trails, and paths:

  • Transportation planners;
  • Transportation engineers/technologists;
  • AT managers and their staff;
  • Public works and road maintenance personnel; and
  • Others involved in the management, operations, and maintenance of roadways, sidewalks, and other pedestrian facilities.

Course Instructors

  • Russell Brownlee, M.A.Sc., FITE, P.Eng., President and Transportation Safety Engineer―True North Safety Group
  • Alex Nolet, M. Eng., P. Eng., Vice President―True North Safety Group

For more information on the workshop agenda, click HERE

*Registration fees do not include HST.
**Participants who cancel their registration prior to two weeks before the scheduled course date are eligible for a full refund.  Substitutions will be accepted up to one day prior to the course.


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