A Deep Dive into the Town of Canmore’s Award-winning Protected Intersection
The Town of Canmore, Canada won the 2023 Alberta Minister’s Award for Transportation Design Innovation for the protected intersection between Bow Valley Trail and Railway Avenue. The concept design was created by the Town of Canmore, Mobycon, and Dick van Veen, the detailed design was done by McElhanney – who were the engineer of record. Traffic signals were designed McElhanney with further cabinet adjustment completed by Stantec. In this Mobycon Academy Short, Manager of International Strategy Lennart Nout introduces our new colleague, Integrated Mobility Consultant Narayan Donaldson, to talk about the features that make this intersection stand out.
He dives into the weeds of protected intersection design, near-side signals, multi-stage pedestrian crossings, and the effect good design can have on road safety and efficiency. Hopefully, more cities and towns across North America will follow Canmore’s lead after seeing its success.
‘North American cities are building momentum to address mobility challenges. But there is so much left to do! I’m excited to support cities in Canada and the United States using practical and innovative ideas from the Netherlands to create local solutions.’