ITE Journal May 2018 - 4

| president's message
Leading the Way to Make Active Transportation Safe
While Improving Health

MICHAEL P. SANDERSON,
P.E., PTOE, LEED AP (F)
ITE International President

INTERNATIONAL BOARD OF DIRECTION

International President
Michael P. Sanderson, P.E., PTOE, LEED AP (F)
President/CEO, Sanderson/Stewart
Billings, MT, USA

International Vice President
Bruce Belmore, P.Eng., PTOE, AVS (F)

Director, Western Canada Transportation Planning, WSP
Regina, SK, Canada

Immediate Past International President
Shawn J. Leight, P.E., PTOE, PTP (F)

Vice President, CBB Transportation Engineers + Planners
St. Louis, MO, USA

Directors
Michael J. Salatti, P.E., PTOE (F)

(Northeastern District) Senior Vice President,
Greenman-Pedersen, Inc.
Babylon, NY, USA

Abraham (Abi) Lerner, P.E. (M)

(Mid-Colonial District), Associate Manager for Special
Project Development, VDOT, Fairfax, VA, USA

Scott Knebel, P.E. (M)

(Great Lakes District) Group Manager,
Crawford, Murphy, and Tilly, Columbus, OH, USA

John A. Davis, P.E., PTOE, TSOS (F)

(Midwestern District), Manager of Traffic Engineering
Services, Ayres Associates Inc., Waukesha, WI, USA

Kirsten Tynch, P.E., PTOE, LEED AP BD+C, ENV SP (F)
(Southern District) Managing Director,
VHB, Virginia Beach, VA, USA

Karen E. Aspelin, P.E., PTOE (F)

(Western District) Principal, MaxGreen
Transportation Engineers, LLC
Colorado Springs, CO, USA

Walter Okitsu, P.E., PTP, PTOE (F)

(Western District), Principal,
KOA Corporation, Monterey Park, CA, USA

Carlos Ortiz, P.E.,TE, PTOE (M)

(Western District) COO, Advantec
Consulting Engineers, Irvine, CA, USA

Eugene (Gene) G. Chartier, P.Eng. (F)

(Canadian District), Vice President of Paradigm
Transportation Solutions Limited, Toronto, ON, Canada

Donald (Don) J. McKenzie, P.E. (M)

(International District) Director/Auckland
Branch Manager, TDG, Auckland, New Zealand

Dale Picha, P.E., PTOE (M)

(Texas District) Traffic Operations Manager,
Texas Department of Transportation, San Antonio, TX, USA

Daniel J. Beaty, AICP (M)

(Florida District) Chief Transportation
Planner, HNTB, Tallahassee, FL, USA

Representative
Russell Brownlee, M.A. Sc., P. Eng. (F)

(Coordinating Council Representative) Managing Director
Transportation Safety Engineer, True North Safety Group
Toronto, ON, Canada

The most basic forms of transportation are active ones-human powered. From early times to modern
day, from childhood through old age, we walk first and last. Even today, when motorized transportation
dominated by automobiles is the norm, we still begin and end every trip as a pedestrian. Bicycling,
too, is a pretty basic form of transportation. Most of us as young children take our first step toward
independence when we learn to ride a bicycle, giving us the power and freedom to travel farther and
experience more. Bicycling is also equitable transportation-affordable and accessible to the masses.
Active transportation is healthy transportation. Whether walking or bicycling, pushing a long board
or a wheelchair, travel modes that get people moving are the antidote to much of what ails us. Obesity,
heart disease, and diabetes and their related illnesses are the leading causes of preventable deaths in
the United States, and their root cause is lack of physical activity. Walk more, bike more, and drive less
and your chances of dying from disease diminishes dramatically.
Why then, if basic, equitable forms of active transportation are also the healthiest, have we instead
over most of the last 75 years engineered them almost entirely out of our cities, opting for cars instead?
Fast cars, wide roads, and ample parking have allowed us to live farther from work and school and
travel farther to do just about everything else. The resulting cityscapes are uncomfortable, at best, and
unsafe or downright impossible, at worst, to navigate on foot or by bicycle.
In these sprawling cities and on the nationwide network of car-centric thoroughfares, where reducing
delay and increasing speed for cars has been prioritized, the resulting system has not only reduced
physical activity but in itself is killing people. Nearly 40,000 people a year die on our roads in the United
States, and by any measure this is a public health crisis. Those who do make active transportation
choices are the most vulnerable on our roads, with a reported rise in pedestrian and bicyclist fatalities.
In recent years, there have been focused efforts to correct the course. Complete Streets policies and
walkable, mixed-use approaches to city planning are moving the needle in the right direction. Vision
Zero is forcing us to look comprehensively and with new eyes at this safety crisis. But considerable
work remains to overcome a generation or two of car-centrism to make transportation in our
communities more active, safer, and healthier.
Often, we have referred to walking, bicycling, and forms of transportation other than private
automobiles as "alternate modes." I think it's time we start referring to active transportation modes for
what they are, our most basic and primary modes. Until we do that, we will struggle to give them the
priority they deserve. And in order for people to make transportation choices that will improve their
health, we must provide choices that are safe.
In January 2017, the ITE International Board of Directors identified transportation and health
as a key focus area, creating a Task Force dedicated to furthering discussion and action within the
transportation and health space. Chaired by Paula Flores, an ITE past president, the Transportation and
Health Task Force is raising awareness with our members and the broader transportation profession
around the importance of considering health impacts in all aspects of transportation. The Task Force
recently adopted an action plan centered around a variety of short- and medium-term activities and
has formed a technical working group, chaired by Tracy Shandor from Kimley Horn, with the charge
to execute the activities identified in the plan over the next 12-18 months. Members can learn more
on page 17 of this issue. Through these efforts, ITE's Community of Transportation Professionals is
equipped to lead the way in implementing solutions that improve the health of our communities while
promoting safety across all modes.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of ITE Journal May 2018

President’s Message
Director’s Message
People in the Profession
ITE News
ITE, FHWA, and Carmanah Rally to Keep Rectangular Rapid-Flashing Beacons in Our Safety Toolbox
Improving Arterial Roads to Support Public Health: How Can We Do This?
ITE’s Transportation and Health Initiative
Technical Programs Division Spotlight
Industry News
Calendar
Where in the World?
Member to Member: Jing Zhang, AICP, PTP, LEED AP ND
Countermeasures Prove Effective in Reducing Bicycle Collisions
Guidance on Signal Control Strategies for Pedestrians to Improve Walkability
Factors Affecting Vehicle Passing Distance and Encroachments While Overtaking Cyclists
Measuring the Success of Modal Shift: The Impact on Last Mile Connectivity
Professional Services Directory
ITE Journal May 2018 - 1
ITE Journal May 2018 - 2
ITE Journal May 2018 - 3
ITE Journal May 2018 - President’s Message
ITE Journal May 2018 - 5
ITE Journal May 2018 - Director’s Message
ITE Journal May 2018 - 7
ITE Journal May 2018 - People in the Profession
ITE Journal May 2018 - 9
ITE Journal May 2018 - 10
ITE Journal May 2018 - ITE News
ITE Journal May 2018 - ITE, FHWA, and Carmanah Rally to Keep Rectangular Rapid-Flashing Beacons in Our Safety Toolbox
ITE Journal May 2018 - Improving Arterial Roads to Support Public Health: How Can We Do This?
ITE Journal May 2018 - 14
ITE Journal May 2018 - 15
ITE Journal May 2018 - 16
ITE Journal May 2018 - ITE’s Transportation and Health Initiative
ITE Journal May 2018 - 18
ITE Journal May 2018 - Technical Programs Division Spotlight
ITE Journal May 2018 - Industry News
ITE Journal May 2018 - 21
ITE Journal May 2018 - Where in the World?
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ITE Journal May 2018 - 24
ITE Journal May 2018 - 25
ITE Journal May 2018 - 26
ITE Journal May 2018 - Member to Member: Jing Zhang, AICP, PTP, LEED AP ND
ITE Journal May 2018 - 28
ITE Journal May 2018 - Countermeasures Prove Effective in Reducing Bicycle Collisions
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ITE Journal May 2018 - Guidance on Signal Control Strategies for Pedestrians to Improve Walkability
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ITE Journal May 2018 - 39
ITE Journal May 2018 - Factors Affecting Vehicle Passing Distance and Encroachments While Overtaking Cyclists
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ITE Journal May 2018 - 45
ITE Journal May 2018 - Measuring the Success of Modal Shift: The Impact on Last Mile Connectivity
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ITE Journal May 2018 - Professional Services Directory
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