Technical training
Bikeway planning and development
A full day of training including a theoretical component and a field trip.

Next training sessions: Spring 2012
This training will provide participants with a thorough understanding of the key steps involved in a bikeway development project. An opportunity to learn the basics about planning strategies, design, analysis, facility selection and security.

Successful strategies for developing a cycling network • Planning: a tool for making cost-effective investments • Alignment selection: what to take into account • Facility selection for urban, suburban and rural areas • Shared roadways: how to improve comfort and safety • Bike lane: a lane for cyclists on roadways • Surfacing: asphalt or stone dust? • Latest concepts: traffic calming, coloured surfaces, etc. • Grades and curves: acceptable limits and other options • Intersection geometry: path-roadway crossings, level crossings, modern roundabouts, etc. • Bicycle overpasses and tunnels: facility selection, design criteria, etc. • Barriers and fences: living in harmony with neighbours and controlling access to the path • Parking: selecting equipment, locations, etc. • Management and maintenance: a shared responsibility

This training is designed for all those involved in cycling as a mode of transportation or recreation: transportation professionals, planners and developers, parks and recreation officials, etc.

Marc Jolicoeur has been research coordinator at Vélo Québec since 1995. Author of the Technical Handbook of Bikeway Design, he has served on numerous committees on bikeway safety and standards. He also coordinates technical support for the development of the Route verte bicycle network. A professional engineer, he has been involved in transportation for over 20 years. An avid cyclist since childhood, he is a regular bicycle commuter in Montréal.

Vélo Québec
Vélo Québec is a Canadian non-profit corporation (1967) that works to promote cycling for transportation, leisure and tourism purposes. For over twenty years, the organization has actively pursued research on sustainable transportation in conjunction with the development of planning tools. Vélo Québec had published its first edition of the Technical Handbook of Bikeway Design in 1992. This manual has been distributed in more than 30 countries. A new updated and revised edition has been published in 2003. The latest edition, renamed Planning and design for pedestrians and cyclists, has been published in 2010. Vélo Québec is actively involved in bike routes and trails connections over the borders (Conference of New England Governors and East Canada Premiers) and has been the organizer of the Vélo Mondiale Pro Bike•Velo City Conference (Montréal, 1992) and the On the move in the community! conference (Montréal, 2010).

For further information, please contact:

Louise St-Maurice
Vélo Québec
1251 Rachel Street East, Montréal, Québec H2J 2J9
Telephone: 514-521-8356, ext. 308
Toll free: 1-800-567-8356, ext. 308
Fax: 514-521-5711
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