October 16, 2003
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||TRAFFIC CALMING: Retrofitting Existing Neighborhoods
Co-sponsored by the Institute of Transportation Engineers
“Child safety” is the rallying call when busy neighborhood streets become thoroughfares for drivers who can’t slow down. And “traffic calming” using any variety of physical “add-ons or drive-arounds” in the roadways has been the traditional answer.
However, the bigger challenge is actually determining which situations actually merit traffic calming and then deciding which traffic calming tools to use.
Join us as one of the leading authorities in the country, Pat Noyes, provides: solid advice on good planning and policy considerations, points on how to achieve public and neighborhood involvement, and a walk-through of the various applications available for arterial and collector streets.
Arup Mukherjee, P.Eng, Transportation Manager for the Town of Markham, Ontario, CA, will present an evaluation of the various traffic calming devices available today. He will also discuss the elements of designing a neighborhood plan showing the comprehensive process he used in the Town of Markham.
This program is especially valuable for:
older communities that need new solutions
jurisdictions without a traffic engineer
communities currently crafting a neighborhood traffic management plan
all public works directors who need to respond to citizen demands to “slow down” traffic
R. Marshall Elizer,Jr., P.E., PTOE, Transportation Services Manager and Chief Transportation Engineer, Gresham Smith & Partners will moderate and answer your specific questions.
Pat Noyes, founding principal of Pat Noyes & Associates, is a Fellow of the Institute of Transportation Engineers, a consultant, an instructor and author of the “Traffic Calming Primer”.
Arup Mukherjee, P.Eng, Transportation Manager for the Town of Markham, Ontario, CA
||Arup Mukherjee, P.Eng.
Arup Mukherjee is currently the Manager of Transportation for the Town of Markham which is located adjacent to the City of Toronto in the Province of Ontario in Canada. He has worked in the transportation engineering field for 16 years with a variety of exposure to transportation projects while working for both the public and private sector.
In his current position with Markham, Arup continues to manage a broad portfolio of transportation issues including both transportation planning and traffic operations. He oversees key areas such as transportation modeling, development review, travel demand management, bike network planning, school traffic safety, public inquiries, traffic signal design/construction and traffic calming.
Arup has been involved in developing and implementing a formal traffic calming program for the Town of Markham. The program has been endorsed by the Town of Markham Council and has been used successfully for 4 years to deliver projects. To date, Markham has implemented over 40 traffic calming projects ranging in scope from 5 devices on a single road to 14 devices involving several roads in a small community.
Arup is a Professional Engineer with a degree from the University of Waterloo. He is a member of the Institute of Transportation Engineers, the Municipal Engineers Association and the Ontario Traffic Conference.
Pat Noyes is the Founding Principal of Pat Noyes & Associates in Boulder, Colorado. She has over twenty-one years experience in public and private sector transportation planning, traffic engineering, and public involvement. Her publications include the Traffic Calming Primer, Chapter 6: Effective Public Involvement of the Traffic Engineering Handbook, 5th Edition, and the Traffic Calming Transportation Tech Sheet for the Congress for the New Urbanism. She has developed and taught traffic calming courses for the Institute of Transportation Engineers; University of California, Berkeley, Institute of Transportation Studies; American Public Works Association; and the cities of San Jose, Oceanside, and Calabasas, California. Pat has worked with many cities in Colorado and California to develop comprehensive traffic calming programs.
She has also facilitated neighborhood traffic calming processes for the City of Denver, Colorado and the Cities of Los Angeles and Mission Viejo, California.
Pat holds a Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering from the University of Colorado, an M.A. from McMaster University, and a B.A. from Northwestern University. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Transportation Engineers and currently serves as an International Director, a member of the Transportation Planning Council Executive Committee, and the Chair of the Security and Evacuation Advisory Committee.
||Moderator: Marshall Elizer, Jr., P.E., PTOE
Marshall Elizer has more than 28 years of transportation and public works experience. A member of APWA since 1986, Elizer is a 1995 APWA Top Ten winner and has been an active member at the chapter and national levels and served on many committees, including the Transportation Technical Committee and Public Works Projects of the Year selection committee. He also has served on the ISTEA Reauthorization and TEA-21 Reauthorization Committees and the APWA/FHWA Partnership task force. He is completing his first term as Director-At-Large, Transportation, and has served consecutive years on the Board's Finance Committee.
Certified as a Professional Traffic Operations Engineer
City Traffic Engineer and Transportation Planner for the City of Lakewood, Colorado, a city of 130,000 in the Denver metropolitan area (1979-85).
Director of Transportation for the City of Arlington, Texas, a city of 300,000 in the Dallas/Ft. Worth urban area (1985-91).
Adjunct Professor, University of Texas at Arlington, teaching graduate-level Traffic Engineering Operations (1986-87).
Public Works and Transportation Director for the City of Modesto, California, a city of 200,000 in the central California San Joaquin Valley (1991-97).
Transportation Services Manager and Chief Transportation Engineer for Gresham, Smith and Partners, a southeast based engineering/planning/architecture firm with 700 employees in thirteen offices (1997-present).
urrently serve as Editor of the Urban Geometric Design Handbook for the Institute of Transportation Engineers
Instructor for Traffic Calming courses for the Tennessee and Mississippi Technical Assistance Programs