Archived posts for 2015 April:

DalTRAC is co-hosting the CITE Atlantic Provinces Section 2015 Spring Meeting on May 07

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DalTRAC team is glad to invite you all for the Spring 2015 meeting of CITE Atlantic Provinces section. Here you can find the agenda for the upcoming spring meeting on May 7th in Halifax : CITE Atlantic Provinces 2015 Spring Meeting Agenda (1) . This year the session will be held on the Sexton Campus at Dalhousie University in Downtown Halifax. Similar to last years’ meeting, it will have a poster session highlighting some of the projects being undertaken by students with Dalhousie’s transportation group, DalTraC.
 
For those travelling from out of town, a block of rooms is being held at the Westin Nova Scotian Hotel, just a short walk to the meeting venue, at a rate of $119 (indicate you are part of the ITE Atlantic meeting). Reservations can be made by calling the hotel at 1-888-627-8553 (http://www.thewestinnovascotian.com). The block / rate will be held until April 23rd.
 
On behalf of the CITE Atlantic Provinces Section executives and organizers, DalTRAC team hope to see you all in Halifax on May 7th!

 

“Halifax Partners with DalTRAC to assess how citizen use streets, sidewalks” : Bedford-Sackvile Observer

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The city of Halifax, partnered with the Dalhousie Transportation Collaboratory (or DalTRAC), asked average citizens to look at how crosswalks are working in their neighbourhoods, and share them with the policy makers who are working on building a better, safer road space in the city. One of the ways DalTRAC recently tried to facilitate this discussion, and raise awareness of the new 2015-16 Pedestrian Safety Action Plan brought  before and approved by the city council on Feb. 3, was by hosting an ‘information cafe’ public information session on crosswalk safety. This information cafe brought interested citizens one-on-one with the policy makers and policy enforcers on the subject of crosswalk safety, and gave them the chance not just to hear what these experts had to say, but also pitch in their two cents as well. For more information: 

http://bedfordsackvilleobserver.ca/2015/03/16/halifax-partners-with-daltrac-to-assess-how-citizens-use-streets-sidewalks/

However, one of DalTRAC’s ongoing projects for the past two years is the Share the Road initiative, which is a project funded with the help of the Nova Scotia Department of Energy to raise awareness of how pedestrians and drivers can better and more safely share our roads. For more information, visit www.dal.ca/sites/share-the-road.html