2012 Urban Street Symposium to be Held in Chicago
The ITE Midwestern District and TRB 4th Urban Street Symposium will be held in Chicago this year from June 24 to 27 at the Holiday Inn at Chicago Mart Plaza. The theme this year is "My Street, Your Street, Our Street: Developing Livable Transportation Solutions."
- Chicago, IL (1888PressRelease) June 14, 2012 - The theme at this year's ITE Midwestern District and TRB 4th Urban Street Symposium is "My Street, Your Street, Our Street: Developing Livable Transportation Solutions." It is being held in Chicago and the symposium takes place from June 24 to 27, 2012, at the Chicago Mart Plaza Holiday Inn.
Several groups and organizations with an interest in transportation solutions will be participating, including the AASHTO Technical Committee for Geometric Design, the TRB 4th Urban Street Symposium, and the Midwest section of the Institute of Transportation Engineers.
Events are still being planned but will include a variety of workshops, discussions and lectures, as well as small group sessions and tours with a technical focus. Topics addressed will include traffic safety and calming, urban street design, and urban street visualization and simulation.
Various products designed to provide transportation solutions will be present, including speed measuring devices and programs, software designed to analyze traffic patterns and traffic counting systems. Vendors represented will include JAMAR Technologies, Brown Transportation, Acyclica and CountingCars.com.
Chicago's attractions are world famous and provide fascinating diversions for those who want to explore this great city. They include the Art Institute, the Field Museum, The John Hancock building and the Lincoln Park Zoo.
Any visitor to the symposium will also want to spend at least some of their time shopping on Chicago's world famous Magnificent Mile, offering everything from stylish fashions to cutting edge electronics. Chicago is also famous for its food, and Charlie Trotter's, the Capital Grille and Giordano's Pizza are just some of the better known places to enjoy fine food.
The Holiday Inn is located right in the heart of the city, a short distance from the Loop, near the River North neighborhood, and easily accessible by public transport. Visit http://www.mwite-uss4-2012.org/home for complete information about the symposium, places to stay and getting to Chicago.