Since our last project update, in June 2014, we have published documents in our series of briefing notes on innovative municipal norms that favour safe active transport:
1. An introduction to the series;
2. A 30-km/h speed limit on local streets;
3. Traffic lane widths of 3 metres.
Image: Blizzard Biking. Corey Templeton. Flickr Creative Commons
||These publications were the subject of presentations at events organized by l'atelier de vélos communautaire de l'Université du Québec à Montréal [the community bikes workshop of the l'Université du Québec à Montréal] in May 2015 and by the Toronto Centre for Active Transportation in October 2015. |
Also as part of this series, we will soon publish a document on streets that prioritize pedestrians. Also in the works and to be published later in 2016 are documents on two-way cycling (or contraflow) norms and on cyclability indicators for streets.
Besides the papers published or in the works in this series, we have also published a briefing note on through road/main street interventions, discussing these public routes that perform the double function of main streets in communities as well as transport routes. This paper also served as the basis for two webinars on the subject, one that was held in French in October 2015, and an English version to be held in December 2015.
Finally, we also launched (in October 2014) a repertoire of recommendations produced by health authorities for municipal authorities planning residential development projects. This repertoire sets out to equip public health actors who wish to promote built environments favouring safe active transport, all within the context of health impact assessments of such development projects. A new recommendation was added to the repertoire in winter 2015, and we intend to add more as we learn of them in the future. Should you know of any such recommendations, please keep us informed. .