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"Don't wait for accidents to happen"

LEUR, Paul de

CURRICULUM VITAE

Born 1963 in Calgary, Canada

Qualifications

  • 1988 Bachelor of Civil Engineer at University of Saskatchewan, Canada
  • 1992 Master of Applied Science, University of BC, Vancouver, Canada
    Thesis: Roadside Hazard Simulation Model
  • 2001 Doctor of Philosophy, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    Thesis: Managing Road Safety

Professional activities

  • 1988 – 1991: Research Associate, University of Toronto, Canada
  • 1993 – 1994: Transportation Engineer, Hamilton Associates, Vancouver, Canada
  • 1994 – 1997: Safety Research Engineer, Ministry of Highways, Victoria, Canada
  • 1997 – 1998: Director Highway Safety, Ministry of Highways, Victoria, Canada
  • 1998 – 2005: Consultant to the Insurance Corporation of BC, Vancouver, Canada
  • 1998 – 2005: President, de Leur Road Safety Consulting Ltd, Vancouver, Canada

Main areas of interest

  • Estimating the safety performance of proposed road improvement projects.
  • Project management and implementation of road safety projects.
  • Post-implementation evaluation of road safety projects and initiatives.
  • Road safety auditing of small and large road improvement projects.
  • Understanding the safety implications associated with road design.
  • Quantification of road safety planning and engineering strategies.

Instruction / information transfer

  1. Actor and Co-writer in ICBC financed television commercial concerning roadside safety entitled, “Consumer Benefits, Phase 2”, Broadcast in 2001.
  2. Organizer and Instructor, Seminar on “Consultant Training for the Road Safety Improvement Program” for the Insurance Corporation of BC, June 19 – 21, 2000.
  3. Organizer and Instructor, Seminar on “Road Safety Audits and Value Engineering” BC Ministry of Transportation, November 1, 1999.
  4. Organizer and Instructor, Seminar on “Road Safety Audits and Ambient Standards” BC Ministry of Transportation and ICBC, August 11-14, 1999.
  5. Co-writer and Producer of educational training video entitled “Making the Grade: Preventing Downhill Runaways”, Financed by ICBC and the Ministry of Transportation and Highways, 1995.

Recent publications

  1. de Leur , P., and Sayed, T. (2003), “A Framework to Proactively Consider Road Safety within the Road Planning Process”, Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, Vol. 30 (4), pp. 711-719, 2003.
  2. Lin, F., Sayed, T., and de Leur, P. (2003), “Estimating the Safety Benefits of Road Improvements: A Case Based Approach”, The American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE): Journal of Transportation Engineers, Volume 129, Issue 4, pp. 385 – 391, July / August 2003.
  3. de Leur, P., and Sayed, T. (2002), “Development of a Road Safety Risk Index”, Transportation Research Record 1784, Journal of the Transportation Research Board (TRB), pp. 33 – 42, 2002.
  4. de Leur, P., and Sayed, T. (2001) “Using Claims Prediction Model for Road Safety Evaluation”, Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, Vol. 28 (5), pp. 804-812, 2001.
  5. de Leur, P., Ho, G., and Zein, S., (2001) “The Canadian Road Safety Audit Guide”, National Manual prepared for the Transportation Association of Canada (TAC).
  6. Sayed, T., and de Leur, P., (2001) “ICBC 2000 Road Improvement Program Evaluation” Report prepared for the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia.
  7. de Leur, P., and Sayed, T. (2000) “A Framework for Proactive Road Safety Planning” Report prepared for the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC).
  8. de Leur, P., Abdelwahab, W., and Navin, F., (1994) “Evaluating Hazardous Roadsides Using Computer Simulation”, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Journal of Transportation Engineers, Vol. 120(2), pp. 229 – 245, 1994.

Publications at ICTCT workshops

2003. Amersfoort/Soesterberg
The Successful Application of Road Safety Research to Improve the Sea to Sky Highway in British Columbia Canada LEUR, Paul de; SAYED, Tarek
2003. Vancouver
Accommodating Cyclists on the Vancouver Island Highway (Victoria Approach) LEUR, Paul de; MISKA, Eduards
2000. Corfu
Developing a Systematic Framework for Proactive Road Safety Planning Click to download file! LEUR, Paul de; SAYED, Tarek

Address:

de Leur Road Safety Consulting Ltd.
Canada
Penthouse – 1385 – 15th Avenue West
Vancouver, British Columbia; V6H 1S2
Phone: +1 604 733-7108
Fax: +1 604 734-7128
E-mail: pdeleur@telus.net

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