Chapter 8 – Access of TAC’s Geometric Design Guide for Canadian Roads (GDG) provides a framework for the review and approval of access proposals, with the goal of ensuring safe and effective vehicle access. Chapter 8 was not updated with other GDG chapters in 2017, and needs to be rewritten. The Geometric Design Committee’s Access Management Working Group has concluded that a full literature review and synthesis of provincial and municipal practice are not feasible to conduct as a volunteer project.
This project will synthesize current access management practices for all roadway classifications across Canada, and will provide the technical basis for a subsequent project to create a new GDG Chapter 8. It will consider technical issues including:
Major tasks will include: