Innovative Intersections and Streets
March 23-24, 2021 Earn up to 15 PDHs/CMs
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Schedule of Events

March 23


Plenary Session

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

The keynote speaker is  Ryan Russo, Director, City of Oakland, CA, USA Department of Transportation (OakDOT). Under Ryan's leadership, OakDOT has become a national model for incorporating equity into transportation planning, policy, programs, and operations. From paving plans to emerging mobility, OakDOT is working to center racial equity in every organizational aspect, and long-neglected communities are now being more authentically engaged and collaborating with government.

During our opening plenary session, moderated by ITE International President Alyssa Rodriguez, Ryan will talk about how he and his staff are bringing new ideas and approaches to their city, the innovative Open Streets program they advanced as a result of COVID-19, and some of the lessons they have learned about transportation equity.

ITE will use Slido to take questions from the audience.


Concurrent Sessions

1:30 - 3:00 p.m. ET

Keeping up with Speed Management

1.5 PDH/CM Credits

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

1.5 PDH/CM Credits

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. ET

Alternative Intersection Treatments

1.5 PDH/CM Credits

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.

Adapting 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.

1.5 PDH/CM Credits


Schedule of Events

March 24


Concurrent Sessions

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. ET

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

1.5 PDH/CM Credits

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

1.5 PDH/CM Credits

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. ET

Traffic Signal Timing and Performance Measures

1.5 PDH/CM Credits

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

1.5 PDH/CM Credits

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. ET

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.

1.5 PDH/CM Credits

Multimodal Performance Measures

1.5 PDH/CM Credits

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.


Networking Event

5:30 - 6:30 p.m. ET

Join your fellow attendees for an informal networking session to continue conversations from the first day of the conference and carry them over to the second day. Supported by an innovative networking tool called Wonder you will have the opportunity to engage with other participants in a loosely structured manner around the five key topics areas covered in the program:

  • Curbside Management & Open/Healthy/Safe Streets

  • Transporation Impact Analysis & Multimodal Performance

  • Managing Speed & The Safe System Approach

  • Bicycles, Pedestrians & Micromobility

  • Alternative Intersections & Traffic Signals

Click here to read instructions for Wonder.

You will have the flexibility to move from discussion to discussion as you wish, spending as much or as little time as you want. This will be the opportunity to meet others working in the same space, to share your experiences, to ask questions. Come for as long as you can, leave when you need


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