Capital Region Intersection Safety Partnership (CRISP) Safe System Research

Wednesday, November 6, 2013


Presented by:

Marcel Huculak, P.Eng. – ISL Engineering and Land Services, and

Sgt. Chris Narbonne – Royal Canadian Mounted Police

The Safe System framework was created in Australia and New Zealand to provide an ethical and practical platform for the design of road transport systems. It combines the best elements of Sweden’s Vision Zero and the Netherlands’ Sustainable Safety road safety philosophies.

The Capital Region Intersection Safety Partnership (CRISP) was founded in 2001 by a group of Edmonton-area traffic safety stakeholders with the common goal of reducing the frequency and severity of intersection collisions. Membership includes seven municipalities, local enforcement agencies and other injury prevention professionals. In January 2012, CRISP engaged the Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC) located near Melbourne, Australia, to conduct a practical, evidence-based research project involving the application of the Safe System road safety philosophy to selected “poorly performing” intersections in the City of Edmonton, Strathcona County and City of St. Albert. MUARC considered several unique and innovative intersection concepts. Through a workshop, local practitioners provided feedback on the feasibility of each.

Marcel J. Huculak, P.Eng.
Marcel Huculak is a native Edmontonian. For the past twenty-five years he has practiced transportation engineering in the public and private sectors. Marcel is a volunteer with CRISP where he shares his engineering knowledge with a diverse group of professionals dedicated to improving traffic safety.

Sergeant Christian Narbonne
Chris Narbonne is from Montreal, Quebec, and moved to Alberta twenty-five years ago after joining the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.  He currently leads the Strathcona County Integrated Traffic Unit.  Sgt. Narbonne divides his time between serving as the chairman of CRISP and the RCMP’s Criminal Collision Investigation Team (CCIT).  He has dedicated his career to traffic safety and improving the behavior of road users.


Key details:

Pre-registration is required.

University of Alberta Faculty Club
11435 Saskatchewan Drive
Registration begins at 11:40 am
Buffet lunch is at noon
Presentation is from 12:30- 1:00 pm