Sunday, December 1, 2019

BC Active Transportation Design Guide Training Workshops

The BC Active Transportation Design Guide Training Workshops will take place in December 2019 and January 30, 2020 at various locations across British Columbia (for specific dates and locations see below).

In June 2019, the Province of British Columbia released the BC Active Transportation Design Guide as part of Move Commute Connect – BC’s New Active Transportation Strategy. The Design Guide is a comprehensive set of planning and engineering guidelines offering recommendations for the planning, selection, design, implementation, and maintenance of active transportation facilities across the province. The Design Guide was created for professionals across British Columbia in the engineering, planning, landscape architecture and architecture fields, and is a valuable resource for elected officials, community groups, and the general public.

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MOTI) has recently revised their provincial active transportation grant criteria to include congruency with the Design Guide. MOTI is offering training regarding the Design Guide to design professionals across the province and to support applications for the provincial active transportation grant program. The training consists of a one-day workshop that provides a comprehensive overview of the Design Guide using a range of learning tools, including presentations, videos, discussions, and hands on exercises.

Workshops will be held in locations across the Province and are offered for a registration fee of $250 per person plus administration fee and GST. Please take note of the dates and locations in the list below and then click on "Select A Date" to register.
  • South Island (Saanich) Horticulture Centre of the Pacific, 505 Quayle Road, Saanich Wednesday, December 4, 9:00 – 5:00 *
  • Northern BC (Prince George) TRAN R NR REGIONAL FRASER BOARDROOM, Ministry of Transportation 213-1011 4th Avenue, Prince George Thursday, December 5, 8:30 – 5:00 - SKYPE ACCESS AVAILABLE BC Active Transportation Design Guide Fall 2019 Training Workshops Mid-Island (Courtenay)
  • Courtenay Lawn Bowling Club, Bill Moore Park, 2361 Kilpatrick Avenue, Courtenay Monday, December 9, 8:30 – 5:00 *
  • Okanagan (Kelowna) Rotary Centre for the Arts, Salloum Room, 421 Cawston Avenue, Kelowna Friday, December 13, 8:30 – 5:00 *
  • Kootenays (Nelson) Grizzly Boardroom, Ministry of Transportation, Nelson 4 – 310 Ward Street, Nelson Thursday, January 30, 8:00 - 4:30 *
Note that continuing professional learning credits are available for this course through the Planning Institute of BC (PIBC), BC Society of Landscape Architects (BCSLA), and Engineers and Geoscientists BC (EGBC).

To order the BC Active Transportation Design Guide click here.  The training workshops will be delivered by Urban Systems on behalf of the Province of B.C. For further information about the workshops click here.  To request additional training opportunities in your community, please contact activetransportation@gov.bc.ca. Contact email: activetransportation@gov.bc.ca

* Skype access available 

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