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

Ce webinaire est offert en anglais.

Tenue le 10 mai 2017

The Geometric Design Guide for Canadian Roads (GDG) is a fundamental reference document for roadway design practioners 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 recorded webinar, which occurred 4 weeks prior to the release of the 2017 Guide, provides an overview of the new contents and key changes to geometric design elements and processes provided. Fundamental geometric design concepts will not be discussed as part of this webinar.

The complete guide, as well as individual chapters, can be purchased from our online bookstore.

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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