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2017 Edition Geometric Design Guide for Canadian Roads – What’s New?

EVENT: Live Webinar
DATE: Wednesday, May 10, 2017
TIME: 1:00-2:00 PM ET
COST: FREE

This event is now full;
a recording of the live webinar
will be available at the end of May.

The 2017 edition of the Geometric Design Guide for Canadian Roads (GDG) will be published in the coming months, following the completion of a multi-year project. The GDG is a fundamental reference document for roadway design practitioners used to varying extents by every jurisdiction in Canada. First released in 1963, with the last edition published in 1999, the Guide has contributed to the consistent and safe development and expansion of regional, provincial, and national roadway and highway systems in Canada.

This webinar will provide an overview of the contents in the 2017 Guide, as well as key changes to geometric design elements and processes provided. Fundamental geometric design concepts will not be discussed as part of this webinar.

Agenda

  • Project background
  • GDG chapters: An overview of new content and key changes
  • Design philosophy
  • Design controls
  • Alignment
  • Cross section
  • Bicycle integrated design
  • Pedestrian integrated design
  • Roadside design
  • Access
  • Intersection design
  • Interchange design

Learning Objectives

  • Learn about new contents and key technical changes to geometric design elements and processes provided in the Guide. 

Target Audience

Transportation professionals, designers with minimum experience as well as senior designers. 

Presenter

Geoff Millen, Manager, Road Safety, WSP / MMM Group
Geoff has more than 24 years of experience in highway design and road safety engineering with WSP / MMM Group. He currently serves as the Lead Road Safety Engineer for WSP’s national road safety engineering practice and was a co-author on several chapters of the 2017 Geometric Design Guide for Canadian Roads.

 

 

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