Australia will explore the areas of cooperation in Road Safety and Traffic Management in India, especially in Lucknow. The Uttar Pradesh Core Road Development project has been undertaken with the help of private players and multi-lateral funding agencies, particularly the World Bank.
Australian expert Martin was in India to look at traffic and road safety-related issues of both rural and urban settings and met several officials from the traffic as well as police department.
Even though the consultancy is Australia-based, the design is specific to areas of UP, decoding the kind of roads and highway structures relevant to a particular setup in the state, modes of safety that can be designed, built of highways, flyovers and junctions to be undertaken.
IBI Group Recognized
The Bhubaneswar Smart City Strategic Plan, developed by IBI Group, was an Innovative Global South Award Finalist at the 2016 World Smart City Awards (Smart City Expo World Congress). The firm’s proposal for Bhubaneswar, India, will equip and enable the city to adopt a more sustainable model of development. Part of the plan includes transit-oriented development, creating access and driving socio-economic development, as well as fiscal sustainability. In July, the project also received an Award of Merit from the Canadian Institute of Planners in their International Development category, for redefining and demystifying the concept of the smart cities movement in developing countries.
The SR-520 Evergreen Floating Bridge in Seattle, Washington, recently won Excellence in Design (Engineering) from the Design-Build Institute of America. Along with the full designbuild team, IBI Group is recognized for designing its intelligent transportation system (including detection, cameras, active traffic management signs and ramp meters), a fiber communication network, tolling infrastructure and tolling implementation plan as well as providing urban design services and the architectural design of the two transit stations along the 520 corridor east of the new bridge. The SR 520 Floating Bridge and Landings Project is the world’s longest floating bridge, creating a safer, more reliable link between Seattle and the growing high-tech cities east of Lake Washington.
In Vancouver, IBI Group received the 2016 Mavis Johnson Award from the Canadian Institute of Transportation Engineers for the Variable Speed Limit System, designed for the Ministry of Transportation Infrastructure in British Columbia.