Speaker: Peter Koonce, Portland Bureau of Transportation
Topics: Introduction to the NACTO Urban Street Design – Changing the DNA of City Streets
When: Friday, April 4, 2014, 12-1 p.m.
Where: PSU Urban Center Building, SW 6th and Mill, Room 204
Summary: In this seminar Peter will summarize his contributions to the NACTO Urban Street Design Guide, a guidebook focused on a paradigm shift in transportation, pulling away from the traditional bias toward highway designs that do not always meet the complex needs of streets in cities.
Peter Koonce, P.E., manages the traffic signals, street lighting for the City of Portland. He has served as an adjunct professor at Portland State University teaching graduate level courses in transportation engineering. He is a member of the Bicycle Technical Committee of the National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices and was appointed Chair of the Transportation Research Board’s Committee on Traffic Signal Systems. He has served on numerous University Advisory Boards related to transportation engineering and locally he is active as a volunteer for the Community Cycling Center.