Capital Branch Technical Lunch & Presentation

Date:              Thursday, September 15th, 2016

Location:        CCBI Room 115, 626 High Street NE, Salem, OR 97301                     

Time:              12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Cost:              $15 Professionals, $5 Students

Topic:             SW Multnomah Boulevard Pedestrian/Bicycle Improvements for City of Portland Bureau of Transportation

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Background:  Cycle tracks provide a bicycle facility that is separated from vehicular and pedestrian traffic. This facility type is becoming a more common tool in a roadway designer’s toolbox. Using three case studies of built projects from the City of Portland, Ben Austin of HHPR will share some of the design considerations of implementing cycle tracks in new roadway and retrofit conditions.

Guest Speaker Biography –

Ben Austin, PE | Senior Project Manager

Ben Austin is an Associate Principal and Portland Office Manager with Harper Houf Peterson Righellis Inc. In addition to the City of Portland’s SW Multnomah Boulevard Pedestrian/Bicycle Improvements project, Ben has managed numerous multi-disciplinary teams on federal, state and locally funded multimodal transportation projects throughout the region; including Cities of Beaverton, Sherwood, Wilsonville, and Clackamas County.

The human-centric streetscape design for SW Multnomah Boulevard is a great project to showcase as regional leaders, designers, and planners are seeking creative opportunities to connect their communities. Mobility and connectivity are key issues for transportation today; with Ben’s experience as an engineer designing multimodal transportation, he will shed light on the opportunities that arise when a project is under design through implementation.