The continued growth of cycling in Canada is leading to the development of infrastructure that better serves the safety and mobility needs of cyclists. A new report from the Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) will help practitioners evaluate the potential safety performance of new facilities for cycling.

Safety Performance of Bicycle Infrastructure in Canada is a resource document that characterizes the safety performance of different types of linear bicycle facilities and intersection treatments. It integrates the results of a literature review, local and international case studies, and jurisdictional and end-user surveys. The publication identifies issues to consider when selecting bicycle facilities and intersection treatments, and identifies a series of gaps in the understanding of bicycle infrastructure safety.

“This project is a great example of TAC members working together to build knowledge and improve the safety of all road users,” said Sarah Wells, TAC’s Executive Director. “It has been a truly national effort, with funding and technical guidance from nine local or regional agencies, four provinces, the federal government, a public insurance provider, a national non-profit organization, and one business.”

The report and its technical appendices can be downloaded free from TAC’s website, thanks to support from the project’s funding partners. The report was developed by MORR Transportation Consulting, and is currently available in English with a French version coming soon.

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