Detailed program

WS 7.2 Snow removal in urban areas

Friday, February 11 09:45 - 11:15 (Calgary)

GMT : 02/11| 16:45 - 18:15 Paris : 02/11| 17:45 - 19:15 New Delhi : 02/11| 22:15 - 23:45 Tokyo : 02/12| 01:45 - 03:15 Sydney : 02/12| 03:45 - 05:15

Chair: Todd KRUSZEWSKI, member of PIARC TC 3.2, Canada

Maintenance of the urban network can vary from major highways to dead-end roads where space is very limited. Most people live in cities and many do not use personal transportation. Multimodal transport is common in most cities, snow and ice in winter has an impact on different types of transport and their connections. Due to the intense use of urban areas the environment of these areas is exposed to winter service operations. Where to put all the snow? It is an easy question to ask but the answer can be very tricky if one considers the lack of free space in cities. Often snow has to be transported out of narrow streets to keep traffic flowing. In this session different methods of dealing with snow in cities are shown.

  1. Welcome and session introduction
  2. Presentations
  3. Questions and Answers
  4. Conclusion

Welcome and session introduction



An agent-based approach to optimizing snow hauling in Sapporo, Japan
• Mr Naoto TAKAHASHI, Sapporo City University, Japan

Management of large amounts of snow in cities
• Mr Peter Nutz, City of Vienna, Austria

The ecological winter maintenance measures in Prague
• Mr Julius Janeba, STRABAG, Czech Republic

Winter maintenance of the multipurpose path of the Jacques Cartier bridge in Montreal
• Mr Omar Moussa, Arup, Canada/Québec, Mr Jordy Tang Hon Yue, Arup, Canada, Mr Moctar Sidibé, PJCCI, Canada, Mr Denis Jacob, PJCCI, Canada 

Questions and Answers



• Didier GILOPPÉ, member of PIARC TC 3.2, France

Session Organiser: Todd KRUSZEWSKI
Session Secretary: Didier GILOPPÉ