What it Takes to Keep 300,000 People Safe During a Special Event

Kathie Haidon is the City of Surrey’s Traffic Management Coordinator and Special Events Traffic Management Coordinator.  Last year, the City of Surrey hosted 186 special events, 142 of which required traffic control.

The city’s biggest event – the Vaisakhi Parade in April – attracted more than 300,000 people in one day, requiring 40 traffic control people, 85 police officers and 80 security personnel.

As traffic management and road safety is such a focus for Kathie, the Ministry of Transportation and infrastructure recently chatted with Kathie about roadside worker safety, responsibilities, and what it takes to keep drivers and roadside workers safe in roadside work zones, also known as cone zones.

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What it Takes to Keep 300,000 People Safe During a Special Event