June 20, 2022

Active Transportation Design Guide

Publish Date
BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure
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The British Columbia Active Transportation Design Guide (2019) is a comprehensive set of planning and engineering guidelines offering recommendations for the planning, selection, design, implementation, and maintenance of active transportation facilities across BC. The primary audience for the Design Guide is design professionals in the engineering, planning, landscape architecture, and architecture fields. It may also be a valuable resource for elected officials, community groups, and the general public.

The guide covers pedestrian, cycling, and multi-use facilities; amenities and supports; handling crossings and intersections; special cases; monitoring; and maintenance.

In 2021, a supplement was added to the design guide that provides design guidance on the integration of active transportation into transit-oriented development.


  • Land use and Transportation