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“Connecting the Moving Parts in Curbside Management” Workshop


When: Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Time: 8:30 am - 4.30 pm
WhereUniversity of British Columbia, Kaiser Building rooms 2020-2030
Fees: ITSC members $200 / Non-Member $275 / Student $50


ITS Canada is offering this one-day workshop, hosted by UBC, which will look at how do we connect the moving parts in curbside management. The morning session will focus on Who, What and Where are We Now? The afternoon sessions will focus on understanding and addressing curbside management challenges and issues and how do we move forward. The end of the workshop will feature facilitated breakout sessions for workshop attendees. 

This workshop is set up in the form of panel presentations and discussions attended by experts from the public sector, academia, consulting, and industry. 





Registration, Breakfast and Networking


Welcome – ITS Canada ,Janneke van der Zee


Welcome – UBC,  Prof. Dave Michelson


Welcome - City of Vancouver, Christopher Darwent


Who, What and Where are We Now?

  • Part I - Moderator Richard B. Easley, E-Squared Engineering
    To identify and better understand today’s curbside stakeholders, their impacts to the economy, the safety implications, and the urgent need for integrating parking with the broader transportation community


Coffee break from 10:45 to 11:00 am 

  • Part II - Moderator Julian Vasquez, PBX Engineering
    To share parking technology lessons learned from those cities/vendors currently deploying or planning to deploy strategies. 


  • John Horner, Kapsch TrafficCom (bio) "Curb Management within a Mobility as a Service Environment"
  • Jeffrey Hoover, Zipcar (bio"Navigating Challenging Markets with a Partnership Forward Approach”
  • Doug Gubbe, NOVAX Corporation (bio)  "How Infrastructure Design and Technology have helped improve pedestrian and bicycle mobility and safety"

Luncheon Keynote Speaker, introduction by Janneke van der Zee, ITS Canada

  • Prof Dave Michelson, UBC (bio"Next Generation Wireless Communications for Curbside and Parking Management"

Understand and address curbside management challenges and issues
Moderator Prof. Dave Michelson, UBC

  • Explore a set of curbside management case studies that identify methods and solutions (faced by local and regional agencies as well as the freight, pedestrian and cycling communities) and discuss how these diverse regions with varying priorities are planning to address (or have addressed) complex challenges.


  • Mara Bullock, WSP Canada (bio) - “Smart Curbside Tools
  • Brian Jones, UBC (bio)
  • Matt Colwill, IBI Group (bio)  "Setting the Course for Better Curbside Management – The Toronto Experience"

Moving Forward - Town Hall Discussion
Richard B. Easley, E-Squared Engineering

  • Discussion of process differences and similarities identified in the case studies and discuss potential ways to develop curbside management priorities based on stakeholder needs, funding levels, safety, mobility, economic impacts and technology advances. Panelists as well as workshop attendees will engage in this highly interactive session



Health Break


Breakout sessions
Facilitated by Richard B. Easley, Julian Vasquez, Dave Michelson, Janneke van der Zee

  • A facilitated session for workshop attendees to develop the beginning of a roadmap and logical process to create sustainable parking and curbside management strategies that incorporate parking in the broader “mobility” arena.

Summary & Conclusion by Richard B. Easley and Prof Dave Michelson


November 13, 2019
8:30 am