Innovative Intersections and Streets
March 23-24, 2021
Business Conference

Schedule of Events

March 23


Opening Plenary Session

Details to come

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions

1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

  • Keeping up with Speed Management

State and national policies are trending towards greater flexibility in speed limit setting, which requires new strategies for setting appropriate speed limits. 

This session brings together researchers and practitioners to discuss new guidance, best practices, and equity considerations in managing speeds. It includes a case study of how systemic approaches to speed limit setting can succeed.

  • Innovations in Transportation Impacts Analysis

Over the past 30 years, Traffic Impact Analyses have been an integral and primary tool in evaluating future traffic impacts to local road networks generated by new land development. The primary function on these studies are to assess future traffic conditions to determine the best engineering solutions to offset impacts from a land development project. This session discusses the importance of assessing safety and future conflicts in the review of traffic impact analysis for land use development and real-world applications of big-data platforms in performing transportation studies, which are particularly helpful with atypical traffic conditions such as those experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Concurrent Sessions

4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

  • Alternative Intersection Treatments

This session will review several alternatives to traditional intersections, including continuous-flow intersections, diverging diamond interchanges, protected intersections, and roundabouts.  The roundabout presentation will be given from an Australian and New Zealand perspective, where roundabouts have been a common intersection treatment since the 1970s, and it will focus on how roundabouts have developed over the decades, as well as techniques that may be used to address roundabouts with long delays.

  • Adopting to New Challenges: How to Transition a City’s Parking Division to a Progressive Curbside Management Program

With the evolution of shared mobility, commercial docking, and pending connected and automated vehicle (CAV) demands competing with traditional parking at the curb, many cities have started to redefine their curbside management practices. This session will guide participants on how to assess their jurisdiction’s ability to manage this change, mapping a path forward towards a successful curbside management program.  Attendees will also have the opportunity to use a tool to self-assess their jurisdiction’s parking / curbside management program.

About This Conference

An online technical conference focused on new and innovative solutions to transportation challenges being implemented in communities in the United States and around the world.

This two-day event will feature 10 technical sessions developed by ITE’s Councils and Committees along with a plenary session and engaging networking activities.

Conference Topics:

  • Alternative Intersection Treatments

  • Bicycle and Pedestrian Treatments

  • Curbside Management

  • Managing Speed

  • Micromobility

  • Multimodal Performance Measures

  • Open / Healthy / Slow Streets

  • Safe System Approach

  • Traffic Signal Timing and Performance

  • Transportation Impact Analysis


Schedule of Events

March 24

Concurrent Sessions

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

  • Innovations in the Public Realm (Open Streets / Slow Streets / Streateries)

How do you move your city outdoors in a matter of weeks, especially in the midst of a life-changing pandemic? Examples from Norfolk, Virginia, Farmers Branch, Texas, Washington, DC, and Austin, Texas and other locations, where engineers, planners, business owners and citizens have come together to meet the challenge of delivering services, opening the economy and staying sane during a pandemic will be presented. Speakers will also discuss examples of tactical urbanism projects local jurisdictions can use in the short-term to shift the prioritization of public space from vehicles to people.

  • Policies and Guidance for Advancing Bicyclist and Pedestrian Safety

A summary of the planned ITE Bicycle Signal Resource Hub will be presented, explaining the various topics to be included, followed by presentation of two key case studies (Portland and Minneapolis) .  Practical approaches to developing a crosswalk policy, proactively improving pedestrian safety, and prioritizing locations Implementation will also be described, highlighting the latest guidance on crosswalk enhancements to make your jurisdiction’s crossings safer.

Concurrent Sessions

1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

  • Traffic Signal Timing and Performance Measures

In this session, several methods of managing and adjusting traffic signal timings and delay information in close to real time through “Big Data” and/or real time intersection monitoring will be described and discussed.

  • Micromobility Facility Design

Micromobility devices utilize existing right-of-way and transportation infrastructure that was not explicitly designed with these devices in mind. This session will focus on specific real-world examples of micromobility facility designs and how cities and jurisdictions accommodate micromobility in their roadway designs. The session will also include how safety and data play a role in micromobility design decisions as well as how the roadway can be reimagined in the future with micromobility devices in mind.

Concurrent Sessions

4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

  • Implementing the Safe System Approach: Emerging Assessment Tools, Policies, and Technologies

The Safe System Approach encompasses safe roads, safe road users, safe speeds, safe vehicles, and post-crash care – all with a shared responsibility to meet the goal of zero severe injuries and fatalities on our roadways.  This session presents emerging Safe System practices and considerations for autonomous vehicles, intersection assessment and control evaluation, and proactive risk measurement through data analytics.

  • Multimodal Performance Measures

Roadway designs that address the safety of all road users are being implemented in many cities around the United States and are increasingly the focus of planning and design projects. This session will focus on the evaluation of safety treatments in Highway Capacity Manual (HCM) methodologies, the latest research and developments from the FHWA on pedestrian/bicycle safety measures, and an example of a Statewide Pedestrian System Plan that includes a number of measures to track progress on achieving the plan’s goals and objectives.


Registration Fees

Early Bird Rates - Deadline March 1






Regular Registration Rates - After March 1





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