December 5, 2018 NACITE Luncheon
This month’s luncheon is sponsored by:
Forests of highrise residential towers are growing across Metro Vancouver’s town centres. This density brings many advantages, but also some challenges. As this region’s urban centres continue to grow, congestion to, from and within these areas is causing problems for drivers and bus passengers. Meanwhile, a significant evolution in the public bike share industry, the emerging trends in shared e-bikes and dockless bikes, the data availability due to GPS-enabled bikes, and the advancing creativity in smart phone “apps” have created an opportunity to help address the impacts of densification, namely the “Residential Shared e-Bike Program.” This presentation describes the solution; the benefits that it brings to residents, municipalities and developers; the underlying magic/technology of shared e-bikes; potential business models; fleet recommendations; as well as potential parking credits for providing this TDM measure. The presentation will conclude with a case study.
About the Speakers
Floris van Weelderen, P.Eng., PE, PTOE is an Associate and a Senior Transportation Engineer who re-joined Bunt & Associates Engineering Ltd. in September of 2017. He has over 25 years of project management and engineering experience focused on Transportation Planning and Traffic Engineering projects in Western Canada and Washington State. As a regular course of business, Floris incorporates active transportation into transportation demand management (TDM) initiatives; be it for public sector TDM strategy / program development or TDM plan preparation for new developments.
Tyler Thomson, MURB, MCIP, RPP, PTP is an Associate and Transportation Planner who has been with Bunt & Associates Engineering Ltd. since 2006. He is passionate about sustainable urban transportation, including the promotion of sustainable and active travel modes, urban design, and innovative streetscape standards in order to improve both efficiency and enjoyment when moving through the urban environment. Tyler “walks the talk” as he regularly commutes 18 km to his office in Victoria’s historic downtown on his e-bike.