Active Transportation

CITE Bicycle Facilities Design Course – September 21, Kitchener-Waterloo

Victoria’s Fort Street Protected Lane Rollout – May 2018

Cycling is playing an increasingly important role in reducing automobile dependency and greenhouse gas emissions, improving public health and creating more livable and sustainable communities. Over the past decade, communities across Canada have invested significantly in cycling infrastructure. However, design guidance for bicycle facilities has been evolving rapidly across Canada and throughout the world over this time. Over the past decade, we have been delivering a bicycle facilities design course to professionals across Canada. We have delivered the course to over 400 professionals across the country since 2010, and have partnered with the Canadian Institute of Transportation Engineers (CITE) to deliver a series of workshops in 2018 in Halifax, Kitchener-Waterloo, and Regina.

Brian Patterson
Sarah Freigang
The next workshop will be held September 21, 2018 from 8:45 am to 4:00 pm in Kitchener-Waterloo. Active Transportation leaders Brian Patterson and Sarah Freigang will be co-leading the course. Brian and Sarah are both from our Vancouver office and lead our Active Transportation practice. For further details and to register on-line, please visit the CITE website:

The objectives of this workshop are to:

  • Assist design professionals in developing awareness and understanding of the unique issues and needs of cyclists;
  • Provide attendees an understanding of the latest national and international trends, best practices, and design guidance in the rapidly evolving field of bicycle facility design (including the Transportation Association of Canada’s recently updated Geometric Design Guide for Canadian Roads Bicycle Integrated Design chapter); and
  • Equip attendees with the design skills needed to deal with diverse, complex issues that arise around the selection, design, and implementation of cycling infrastructure including winter cycling considerations.

This course can be provided as either a 1-day or 2-day workshop, or can be delivered as shorter half-day workshops focusing on select topics. If your community is interested in this workshop, please contact Brian Patterson at:

“I’ve been in the sustainable transportation planning and design engineering profession for over 20 years, and I’m now teaching it to the next generation of professionals. Your course confirmed where the state of the art in engineering and planning practise is at, so that I can more confidently teach my students and effectively equip them for success with leading edge expertise in the sustainable transportation profession. As an educator myself, I was also impressed by your ability to deliver a well designed and engaging course.”

Dr. Gord Lovegrove
Assistant Professor, School of Engineering

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