Planning and design for pedestrians and cyclists
A Technical Guide

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Walking and cycling are fundamentally very different activities but they share several characteristics, chief among them the fact that they are human-powered. That is why they are both referred to as means of active transportation. This guide is an indispensable tool for those who are called upon to plan, develop or maintain routes and facilities used for the purpose of active transportation. It presents key concepts, explores best practices and provides information critical to raising awareness about the importance of pedestrian- and cyclist-friendly planning and design.


Planning and Design for Pedestrians and Cyclists is of particular use to professionals specializing in transportation, public works, urban planning and parks and recreation management. Its practical approach also makes it essential reading for representatives of municipal departments and agencies committed to promoting sustainable development and active transportation, and for members of the public actively involved in community issues.

The information in Planning and Design for Pedestrians and Cyclists is drawn from Vélo Québec's expertise in the field of active transportation and from the contributions of experts in matters of local planning, design and mobility.

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