GoToWebinar: This lunchtime webinar, organised by CIHT Republic of Ireland, will focus on 'Designing for the Movement of People' and will look at The National Transport Authority BusConnects Dublin Core Bus Corridors Infrastructure Works (CBC Infrastructure Works), which aims to provide enhanced walking, cycling and bus infrastructure on key radial access corridors in the Dublin region.
The National Transport Authority BusConnects Dublin Core Bus Corridors Infrastructure Works (CBC Infrastructure Works) aims to provide enhanced walking, cycling and bus infrastructure on key radial access corridors in the Dublin region, which will enable and deliver efficient, safe, and integrated sustainable transport movement along these corridors.
The assessment of traffic and transport benefits and impacts of the CBC Infrastructure Works require a transport modelling approach which can provide information on aspects like the mode-share changes along the route, and people-movement by different modes of transport travelling along the corridor. The modelling approach requires an assessment of bus, pedestrian and cycle operations and bus reliability with a focus on the movement of people. The ‘Objective’ led approach involves the prioritisation of people movement, focussing on maximising the throughput of sustainable modes (i.e. Walking, Cycling and Bus modes) in advance of the consideration and management of general vehicular traffic (general traffic) movements at junctions.
To shift the traditional design focus to the movement of people rather than vehicles a People Movement at Signal (PMS) Calculator has been developed from first principles based on TRL guidance (TRL guidance - UK – Department of Transport Research Report 67 - THE PREDICTION OF SATURATION FLOWS FOR ROAD JUNCTIONS CONTROLLED BY TRAFFIC SIGNALS).
This webinar is open to all but will be of particular interest to transport planners and designers with a keen interest in urban road network planning and implementation, recognising the changing thinking in regard to sustainable transport, climate-change, and associated shift from car-based transport modelling and design.
Ian Byrne, Business Director for Data, Modelling & Analytics for UK & IRL at Systra, Ireland
Ian Byrne is Director for SYSTRA’s operation in Ireland and has been in this role since 2006. He has over 20 year’s professional experience in project management, transport planning, transport modelling, traffic impact assessment, traffic management and transport scheme appraisal.
Ian has an excellent understanding of the interrelationship between transport modes, particularly in the context of transport strategy preparation, modelling, traffic impact, multi-modal appraisal, business case development, policy derivation and implementation. Ian has particular expertise in scheme appraisal, transport model development and application for major highway and public transport infrastructure projects as well as integrated frameworks, master plans, local area plans, traffic management plans and large scale developments from concept stage through to option consideration, scheme appraisal, business case development, planning application, EIS preparation and oral hearing.
Paul Hussey, Associate at Systra, Ireland
Paul is an Associate transport planning consultant with SYSTRA Ltd. Paul has extensive knowledge of the development and application of the NTA regional modelling system and is the current Model Application Workstream lead for the NTA on their Modelling Services Framework.
Paul has a broad knowledge of transport scheme appraisal in Ireland having undertaken scheme appraisals having successfully delivered a number of challenging transport assessment and appraisal projects, such as the MetroLink Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA), the Greater Dublin Area (GDA) Transport Strategy, Cork Metropolitan Area Transport Strategy (CMATS), DART Expansion Options Assessment, and the Metro North Route Alignment Options Appraisal. Paul is currently Transport Impact Assessment Lead for the BusConnects Dublin Core Bus Corridors Infrastructure Works EIA.