GVITE Lunch Meeting
November 13, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm UTC-8
About the Presentation:
In June 2019, the Province of British Columbia released the BC Active Transportation Design Guide as part of Move Commute Connect – BC’s New Active Transportation Strategy. The Design Guide is a comprehensive set of planning and engineering guidelines offering recommendations for the planning, selection, design, implementation, and maintenance of active transportation facilities across the province. The Design Guide was created for design professionals in the engineering, planning, landscape architecture and architecture fields, and is a valuable resource for elected officials, community groups, and the general public. The Design Guide brings together engineering principles and best practices from the municipal, provincial, national, and international levels. This includes congruency with Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) and B.C. Ministry of Transportation & Infrastructure (MOTI) design standards, as well as integration of new and emerging best practices in active transportation infrastructure design offered by international agencies such as NACTO, AASHTO and CROW.
The Design Guide is over 500 pages and contains significant volumes of information. This session will provide an introduction and overview of the Design Guide, and will highlight a number of active transportation key topics and facility types including: accessibility, defining street zones, bicycle facility selection, neighbourhood bikeways, advisory bicycle lanes, protected intersections, and floating bus stops.
The B.C. Active Transportation Design Guide can be accessed in full on the Ministry’s website: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/
About the Presenters:
Brian Patterson is a senior transportation planner with Urban Systems. Brian specializes in active transportation, multi-modal transportation, and road safety and leads Urban Systems sustainable transportation practice across Canada. He has led the development of over 80 transportation plans, studies, and designs across Canada over the past 15 years. Brian is a nationally recognized expert in active transportation planning and design and led the development of the BC Active Transportation Design Guide and the forthcoming Alberta Bicycle Facilities Design Guide.
Dan Casey is a Senior Transportation Planner and Transportation Lead for Urban Systems’ Victoria office branch. With his education and credentials focused in urban planning and twelve+ years of experience specifically in transportation planning, Dan brings “big picture” thinking and a diverse technical skill-set to the transportation practice. His project experience is multi-modal in nature and spans the transportation discipline, ranging from regional planning and policy development to technical analysis and design.
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