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Pedestrian and Bicycle Facilities

Public interest in cycling and walking has grown in recent years.

More and more, people in urban, suburban and rural communities are turning to active transportation for commuting and recreational purposes. As a result, there is a greater demand for infrastructure that makes these choices pleasant, efficient and safe. In their planning and operations, municipal authorities must therefore ensure that sustainable solutions are taken into consideration at every turn.
 
We strive to find concrete alternatives attuned to the realities in your community. The ideas we put forward are designed specifically to be user-friendly and safety-oriented, with the ultimate goal of maximizing their use.

SERVICES

Planning

This document will guide you in your efforts to make a specific area more pedestrian-and bicycle-friendly. The plan will identify proposed routes (sidewalks, trails, bikeways), indicate preferred facility types, identify complementary policy measures, propose a communications strategy, and more.
 
An implementation plan can be incorporated into an active mobility plan to prioritize certain initiatives in response to pedestrians’ and cyclists’ needs while taking into account the scope and complexity of the work involved.

A cycling plan will help you make targeted improvements that will facilitate travel by bicycle within a given area. The plan will identify proposed routes, indicate preferred facility types, identify complementary policy measures, propose a communications strategy, and more.

An implementation plan can be incorporated into a cycling plan to prioritize certain initiatives in response to pedestrians’ and cyclists’ needs while taking into account the scope and complexity of the work involved.  

A pedestrian plan will help you make targeted improvements that will facilitate walking within a given area. The plan will identify proposed routes, indicate preferred facility types, identify complementary policy measures, propose a communications strategy, and more.
 
An implementation plan can be incorporated into a cycling plan to prioritize certain initiatives in response to pedestrians’ and cyclists’ needs while taking into account the scope and complexity of the work involved.

School travel plans are intended for elected officials, municipal planners, police departments, and school administrators. They include a detailed list of interventions to make the areas around schools safer for everyone. To create a school travel plan, data on students’ travel behaviour and the conditons they face on their way to school is gathered through interviews with school community members and through neighbourhood walkabouts.

A school travel plan identifies the primary obstacles to walking and cycling in the area around a school. Targeted improvements that remove these obstacles and make active travel to school safer and more comfortable are proposed.  

Technical Advice

Our experts conduct site visits to analyze the existing cycling network in detail and recommend corrective measures to make cycling safer, more comfortable, and more convenient.  

Our experts can assist you with selecting alignments for active transportation corridors of all kinds. For selected alignments, context-appropriate facility types will be recommended to create routes that are safe, comfortable, and convenient to use.

We can help you design and implement a wayfinding signage system to help pedestrians and cyclists find destinations and navigate the network. 

Facility Design

A successful facility design project often starts with a thorough feasibility study. Let our team go over your project’s details to ensure that all aspects are technically and economically viable.

Tap into our invaluable insight to develop your bikeways. Our conceptual plans and preliminary designs will provide you with a launchpad for your project, as well as technical details that will help you flesh out your ideas.

Make the right design choices to best meet users’ needs.

We can provide your design team at every stage of your project, from the initial feasibility study all the way through peer-reviewing detailed design plans.

Pedestrian- and cyclist-friendly Policies

Let us draft an internal policy for your municipality or organization and present it to your staff to ensure everyone is on the same page when it comes to incorporating pedestrians’ and cyclists’ needs into their projects and decisions. We can also help you draw up an active transportation policy, which will demonstrate your public commitment to walking and cycling and which will help guide relevant decisions and internal practices.

Professional Development

Whether you are a professional, an elected official, or an engaged citizens, our workshops on the key planning and design considerations for creating pedestrian- and cyclist-friendly environments will introduce you to current best practices.
 
We deliver training programs custom-adapted to any and all needs – from a general overview of key planning and design concepts to detailed focus on selected subjects.