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Needs Assessment Survey in Built Environment, please help us plan our work in the coming years, complete our short survey.

Registry of recommendations that foster safe and active transport

Health Impact Assessment of the TOD Neighbourhood Project in Sainte-Catherine. Report on potential impacts and recommendations
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Innovative Municipal Norms Conducive to Safe Active Transportation: Introduction to a Series of Briefing Notes
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Links
Readings/Periodicals/Blogs/Tools
Built Environment. A long list of readings on the site of the National Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health.

Public Health and Land Use Planning: How Ten Public Health Units are Working to Create Healthy and Sustainable Communities(2011). On the site of The Clean Air Partnership.

Interactive map for analyzing the built environment and services in Québec. In French, on the site of the INSPQ.

Environment and Planning - journals. Four journals available on the Environment and Planning website.

Active Transportation Canada (blog).

Healthy Canada by Design CLASP (blog).

Ideas/Best Practices/Examples
Examples Bank. Categories: Intersections, Stretches of Road, Bicycle Parking. On the site Fietsberaad (Netherlands) in English.

Planning By Design: a healthy communities handbook. On the site of Ontario's Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing

3 Way Street Video by Ron Gabriel. On the site vimeo.com.

StreetsWiki. Wiki site for transportation, urban environmental, and public space issues.

Revisiting Donald Appleyard's Livable Streets. Video on the site StreetFilms.org. "Documenting Livable Streets Worldwide".

National Complete Streets Coalition. (United States)

National Association of City Transportation Officials. (United States) Features a series of best practice videos.

Cities: successes at increasing public transit /active transport use and reduction of car use.
Vancouver.

New York.

Paris. (Transportation section in French only.)

Conference
Designing streets as public spaces in northern climate cities. Video of a public conference organized by Montréal's Urban Ecology Centre in February, 2010. On the site of WebTV.COOP.


Contact
François Gagnon

Olivier Bellefleur


Traffic Lane Width of 3.0 m in Urban Environments
This document is the second in a series of briefing notes documenting innovative municipal standards that have the potential to help create environments promoting safe active transportation.
Published in March 2014. Description. Download 651 K
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In this document, we discuss reducing the default traffic lane width to 3.0 m in urban environments. The main objectives of this norm are to reduce motorized traffic speeds and to enable public space to be reallocated for other uses and other users—specifically in order to make active transportation safer and more pleasant. We will also examine the potential drawbacks and challenges related to implementing this norm.

Traffic Lane Width of 3.0 m in Urban Environments
10 pages
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To learn more about this series, click here.
The production of the NCCHPP website has been made possible through a financial contribution from the Public Health Agency of Canada.