2021 National Conference Going Virtual Pocono Mountains PA

"The mission of the American Society of Highway Engineers is to provide a forum for members and partners of the highway industry to promote a safe, efficient and sustainable transportation system through education, innovation and fellowship."

ASHE 2021 National Conference

Join us for a Virtual Conference

May 25 - May 27, 2021

View the Conference Final Report

View the Conference Program Book

Recorded Technical Sessions are now available on our Conference Program Page.


Session 1, Track 1

Corner Design For All Users
conrner design

Historically, intersections have been designed to facilitate easy turning by infrequent design vehicles. This approach has resulted in countless intersections that are much larger than they need to be; intersections where pedestrians and bicyclists confront long crossings that leave them exposed to turning vehicle traffic moving quickly along large corner radii. This presentation makes the case, with case study examples, for a more thoughtful approach to intersection corner design as communities place greater priority on reducing serious injuries and deaths among vulnerable road users

Kristie Di Cocco, PE; Alta Planning + Design, Inc. - Troy, NY

Kristie is an experienced transportation engineer with a vast portfolio. She excels at bringing projects from scoping to construction with her focus being on creating construction documents that reflect the available budget and desires of the community. Her experience includes the design for pedestrian and bicycle accommodations, roadway rehabilitation, and roundabout design. While her projects are varied, her passion for creating spaces for all transportation users has led her to specialize in trail design, Complete Streets, and the public involvement often needed to bring these important projects towards construction.

Nataliya Pekar, EIT; Alta Planning + Design, Inc. - Troy, NY   linked-in

Nataliya specializes in transportation engineering and has a critical lens for equity and sustainability. Nataliya previously worked for the City of Toronto in their Pedestrian Projects Unit where she supported design, analysis, and policy work on a variety of portfolios such as road safety and accessibility. At the Ministry of Transportation, Nataliya performed contract administration and inspection for design and construction projects where she successfully managed conflict and steered projects towards completion. She combines this passion for transportation infrastructure with her desire to provide a safer user experience for the most vulnerable users.