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03.24.2014 :: GVITE Lunch Meeting - Wednesday, April 30th, 2014
Presentation: The Powell Street Overpass Project
Presenter: Floris van Weelderen, P.Eng., PTOE (MMM Group) and Becky Lai, EIT (MMM Group)
Location: Metropolitan Hotel, Vancouver
645 Howe Street, Vancouver, BC
Room: Cristal Room
Date: Wednesday, April 30th, 2014
Time: 11:30 am - 12:00 pm (Registration & Lunch),
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (Presentation)
Cost: $60 (Members), $70 (Non-Members), $30 (Students)
Early Bird Cost (before April 23rd): $55 (Members), $65 (Non-Members), $25 (Students)

The Powell Street Overpass Project is a $50-million dollar major road and rail infrastructure enhancement to a section of Powell Street in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, just west of Clark Drive. The multi-use overpass will replace the level crossing near Raymur Street, and accommodate four lanes of vehicular traffic, two pedestrian sidewalks and a counter-flow bike lane. A portion of Powell Street will be realigned to the south to enable the addition of a future new rail track, enhancing capacity and improving access to and from the Port. Dedicated cycling lanes and sidewalks will also be created to improve safety and connectivity to the planned Portside Greenway running from downtown to Boundary Road as part of the City’s Greenways Network. This presentation will provide an overview (What, Why, Where, When, Who, and How) of this project that will improve safety and navigation through the area for commuters, residents and visitors while enhancing the rail network that supports cargo movement to and from Port Metro Vancouver. Register before April 23rd to ensure a spot and to pay the early bird rate!

02.23.2014 :: GVITE Breakfast Meeting – Tuesday, March 18th, 2014
Presentation: Transit-Oriented Development in Coquitlam: Shaping Growth

Presenter: Carl Johannsen, City of Coquitlam
Location: Executive Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre Coquitlam 405 North Road, Coquitlam, BC BC

Date:        Tuesday, March 18th, 2014
Time:        7:30 - 8:00 am (Registration & Breakfast), 8:00 - 9:00 am (Presentation)
Cost:        $40 (Members), $45 (Non-Members), $25 (Students)
Early Bird Cost (Before Mar 11th):  $35 (Members), $40 (Non-Members), $20 (Students)

Coquitlam is one of the fastest growing communities in the Lower Mainland, and projected to add about 90,000 new residents over the next 25 years (to an estimated 225,000 residents by 2041). With the completion of the new Evergreen SkyTrain Line in 2016, Coquitlam will have a key opportunity to shape new growth around this key piece of infrastructure, through pursuing Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) around stations and surrounding areas. This presentation will highlight Coquitlam’s planning approaches that leverage the Evergreen Line as a key transportation and community investment, as well as other TOD-based initiatives within Coquitlam’s new growth areas on Burke Mountain.

Carl Johannsen is the Manager of Community Planning for the City of Coquitlam, responsible for long-range land-use planning, neighbourhood planning, social planning and urban design policy. Carl joined Coquitlam in May 2012, and previously worked at the City of Abbotsford and in the private sector, specializing in land use and transit planning, and urban design. Carl has also been a sessional instructor at the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV), teaching courses in community planning and urban, regional and cultural geography. Carl is married with a daughter and his hobbies include traveling, reading and team sports.

01.25.2014 :: GVITE Breakfast Meeting – Thursday, February 13th, 2014
Presentation: The Turbo Roundabout - A First in Canada

Presenter: Tim Murphy, Delcan

Location: Hilton Metrotown: 6083 McKay Avenue, Burnaby, BC

Date:        Thursday, February 13th, 2014
Time:        7:30 - 8:00 am (Registration & Breakfast), 8:00 - 9:00 am (Presentation)
Cost:        $55 (Members), $65 (Non-Members), $30 (Students)
Early Bird Cost:  $50 (Members), $60 (Non-Members), $25 (Students)

Tim Murphy is a Senior Transportation Project Manager with Delcan and has over 33 years experience in transportation engineering in both the private and public sectors.  His experience includes 20 years with the City of Coquitlam, British Columbia, where he was employed as the Supervisor of Traffic and Transportation, and the Manager of Traffic and Transportation.  Tim will be presenting a project which utilizes a new roundabout technology developed in the Netherlands, called the “Turbo Roundabout”.  Turbo roundabouts are multi-lane roundabouts with spiral road markings and separated circulating lanes.  They perform much better with respect to safety than standard multi-lane roundabouts, while providing the same capacity and not needing any additional space.

01.15.2014 :: * VENUE CHANGED* UBC ITE Student Chapter Industry Night – Thursday, January 23, 2014

Date: Thursday, January 23, 2014

Time: 6:00 to 9:00 pm -

Location: UBC Campus – Chemical & Biological Engineering Building (main foyer) – 2360 East Mall, Vancouver, BC.

The UBC ITE Student Chapter is committed to promoting transportation engineering and building strong connections between students and industry professionals. The Chapter will be holding the annual Industry Night on Thursday, January 23, providing a great opportunity for students to network with professionals and for companies to showcase their areas of expertise.

If you are interested in registering for the event or have questions, please contact Simon Button at industry.relations.ubcite@gmail.com.  If you or your organization is interested in sponsoring the student chapter, please visithttp://www.ubcite.org/2014_industry_night/2014sponsorship.htm to get information on sponsorship packages.

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