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Engineers Australia free event 12noon Wed 25 May – Achieving efficient roads and effective streets
How do we achieve accessible and liveable communities while addressing the impact of Perth’s anticipated 2031 $16 billion congestion costs?
WHEN- Wednesday, May 25, 2016 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
WHERE- Auditorium, Engineers Australia – 712 Murray Street, West Perth

One of the growing challenges for urban transport planners and engineers is balancing the competing demands on urban roads to improve movement, and also to serve as places to live, work and explore.

Streets are increasingly becoming destinations, where movement of through traffic can limit the effectiveness of the street to function as a place to live, shop, and meet people. Balancing these competing expectations is a key role of modern urban planners and transport engineers.

Presentations will address ways to improve the efficiency of road corridors, improve street design as well as how this balance is achieved in practice, and will be presented by:
1. Rebecca Strachan – Transport & Traffic Engineer, GTA Consultants: Corridor optimisation through observation.
2. Dean Cracknell – Strategic Urban Planner & Deputy Chair, Beaufort Street Network: Importance of effective street design to promote liveability.
3. Jeremy Millar – Director Transport Planning Major Urban Centres, Department of Transport: Transport planning for activity centres.