Forensic Investigations

INDEPENDENT, IN-DEPTH, TRUSTED

Our role is simple. Examine and validate the facts and physical circumstances. Assess the cause. Convey the truth. Enumerate the principles of transportation engineering and/or road user safety that were complied with or violated so that our clients and other decision makers can make an informed decision.  Our value proposition is a firm commitment to undertaking these obligations with integrity, independence and thorough knowledge of industry good practice.

 

The transportation environment is a contributing factor in more than one third of the collisions and incidents. Our comprehensive assessments will assist in determining to what extent, if any, the design, operations, or maintenance of a transportation facility contributed to a specific event or collision, and if the responsible transportation authority or agency met the required standard of care.

 

Our experts can assist investigating incidents related, but not limited to:

  • Horizontal or vertical alignment
  • Sight distances and visibility
  • Night time visibility
  • Intersection and driveway design and control
  • Traffic control devices (i.e. signals, signs and markings)
  • Pedestrian facility continuity and controlled crossings
  • Bicycle, multi-use path and trail facility design, access, and maintenance
  • Roadside safety
  • Transportation facility Maintenance including winter maintenance
  • Temporary and construction conditions
  • At-grade rail crossing design, operation and maintenance

 

Case Briefs


Belusic obo Canadian Federation of the Blind v. City of Victoria and another, 2020 BCHRT 197
Oriano Belusic 
filed a human rights complaint on behalf of himself and the members of the Canadian Federation of the Blind who use or wish to use Transit in Victoria, British Columbia. The Complaint alleges that the City of Victoria discriminated against the Class in the provision of its services based on physical disability "by relocating bus stops from the curb to islands in the middle of the road".  The complaint concerns the introduction of “floating bus stops” along Pandora Avenue between Cook Street and Store Street and on Wharf Street. Floating bus stops "are located between the vehicle travel lane and a bike lane. The Class says that the Floating Stops are unsafe for them as blind people and that this violates s.8 of the British Columbia Human Rights Code [Code].

Pedestrian safety, cyclist safety, accessibility, floating bus stops