Chris Sidlar, M.Sc.Pl., MCIP, RPP
Vice President & Co-Practice Area Lead, Transportation, LEA Canada
Joined LEA in : 2006
Chris is a Vice President and Co-Practice Area Lead of Transportation at LEA Canada (LEA Consulting Ltd.). He has been with the firm for 15 years. Since joining LEA, Chris has developed a wealth of experience coordinating and managing master plans, environmental assessments, and transportation operation studies for both public and private sector clients. In his capacity as Practice Area Lead, in combination with Ken Chan, will be responsible for developing and implementing the goals and objectives for the Transportation related services within LEA Canada. Specifically, Chris will be providing a focus in the areas of the transportation planning and policy.
Chris is perceptive, thoughtful, and has developed a specialized understanding of the intersection between multi-modal transportation planning and engineering principles. He is accomplished in developing effective policies and implementation plans and is often called upon to assess the needs of pedestrians and cyclists, promoting mode shifts to non-auto uses.
Chris has served in a variety of capacities within LEA, continually taking on new responsibilities and growing LEA's presence in transportation planning in the public sector. Over the last 15 years, he has completed many high-profile projects including the Reconfiguration of Front Street at Union Station, the Scarborough Centre Transportation Master Plan, Richmond Hill Downtown Transportation and Parking Study, and the Steeles Avenue East Grade Separation at the Stouffville GO Rail Corridor.
Aside from his past project experience, Chris is also a regular contributor to industry conferences including the Transportation Association of Canada and the Canadian Institute of Transportation Engineers, and has been published in the Journal of Environmental Management and the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association Journal for his work on the usability and utility of online collaboration tools.
Outside of work, Chris enjoys running, carpentry, and cooking with his family.
Education: MScPl, University of Toronto, 2009. BA in Urban, Economic and Social Geography, University of Toronto, 2006.
Years of Experience: 15