Day Two Program Agenda: Wednesday October 30, 2019
8:00 - 9:00 Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 9:15
Opening Remarks from the Day Two Chair
Michael Roschlau, Strategic Advisor, Public Transit and Urban Mobility; Former CEO, Canadian Urban Transit Association
9:15 - 10:15
Ekke Kok, Transportation Manager, Data and Forecasting, City of Calgary
Todd Litman, Victoria Transport Policy Institute, Victoria, B.C.
How do we create physical environments that facilitate healthy living?
New evidence based information on active transportation
Data for bikes and intersection improvement
Big Data for active transportation planning
Data required for decision makers when approving active mode spending
What’s going on in Kingston, City of Toronto and Hinton B.C.
10:15 - 10:30 Networking Break
10:30 - 11:15
Vision Zero: Traffic Safety – Pilots and Initiatives
Jacquelyn Hayward, Director, Transportation Project Design & Management, City of Toronto
If you were to take an evidence-based approach focussing on infrastructure, vehicle regulation and speed limits, what changes would you make to reduce traffic injuries and fatalities to zero?
Safety pilots and initiatives undertaken in Toronto
How these ideas can be applied in your own municipality
11:15 - 12:00
Update on Transportation Innovation at Sidewalk Labs
Andrew Miller, Associate Director – Mobility, Sidewalk Labs
Sidewalk Labs has partnered with Waterfront Toronto to deliver a plan for development of Quayside on the Toronto waterfront
This Master Innovation and Development Plan, if implemented, will deliver a new neighbourhood that combines best practice in urban design from around the world with the latest technology
In this way, Quayside will feature everything that makes cities great places to live, work, and play, while minimizing the externalities that make urban life difficult
The Sidewalk vision for mobility at Quayside is to ensure that residents, workers, and visitors have a cheap, convenient, and environmentally-sustainable alternative to the private automobile for every trip
Overview of the vision, an update on its status
Next steps on delivering the plan
12:00 - 1:00 Luncheon Break
1:15 - 2:00
Big Data and Traffic Congestion in Cities: What Does the Future Hold?
Matthias Sweet, Assistant Professor, Ryerson University School of Urban & Regional Planning
How can big data be employed to better measure and manage road traffic congestion?
Will congestion finally be eradicated from cities? And will that be a good thing?
Compared with established analysis tools, under what conditions can big data make significant contributions to transportation planning and program management?
2:00 - 2:45
2:45 - 3:00 Networking Break
3:00 - 4:30
Solutions for Small Towns in Sparsely Populated Rural Communities
Moderator: Todd Litman, Victoria Transport Policy Institute, Town of Hinton, B.C.
The rewards of creating a data-driven transportation system that makes optimal use of technology are tremendous - improved safety, reduced gridlock and smog, easier parking, improved public transit and, in the final analysis, more liveable cities.
From placing sensors and nodes in asphalt and on lights to control traffic signals, to partnering with private companies, to establishing Vehicle2V and V2Infrastructure connectivity, to assisting vulnerable citizens and deploying autonomous vehicles, the possibilities for improved mobility are endless and astonishing - and the time for planning and development is now!
There are, however, significant challenges along the way in operationalizing big data and determining the right technology. You've got to know what citizens want and how to capture data from multiple sources and extract meaningful, accurate insights in real time. You've got to know what other municipalities, large and small, are doing to advance their transportation systems to the next level including providing multiple travel options as an alternative to cars, planning and dedicating resources to active transportation, protecting data and privacy with cyber security; visualizing the future of transit and more.
INFONEX's two-day program on Smart Transportation for Intelligent Cities will be the ideal forum for discussing and sharing ideas with others as you move forward. A faculty of experienced transportation experts will share insights derived from their own journeys and share with you what they have learned about improving the quality of life for citizens through improved transportation.
Attendees will learn how cities of different sizes and stages of development are moving forward, how data analytics and technology are being used to improve urban transportation, what has worked and what might work in your own organization. From progress in the City of Toronto, to innovation and success in smaller municipalities like Innisfil and Stratford, to the best thinking on the future of municipal transit, active transportation, integrated mobility plans and automated vehicles, this is an opportunity to learn from others and develop best possible plans for your own municipality.
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