The Canadian Guide for Greener Roads (CGGR) promotes smart growth and multi-modal transportation solutions along with safe, enduring roadway infrastructure and more sustainable construction and maintenance principles.
The CGGR helps users self-evaluate and strengthen the benefits of integrating sustainability principles into Canadian roadway projects. The CGGR is written for technical laypersons (e.g. environmental planner, transportation engineer) with some technical understanding but who may not be not subject-matter experts. It also helps decision-makers reduce the less desirable social, economic and environmental impacts of roads while encouraging processes, practices and products that will yield more sustainable outcomes. Not a design document, it encourages users to consult applicable jurisdictional requirements, technical standards and guidance documents, and to obtain professional advice as required.
The Canadian Guide for Greener Roads – User Manual includes:
The CGGR user manual is accompanied by an interactive tool, which can be opened with Microsoft Access (version 2010 or later) or Microsoft Runtime. The tool filters and links the sustainability practices to sustainability questions and objectives. It helps users access relevant information easily and in a variety of ways, and allows them to choose between finding practices and undertaking the self-evaluation. A PDF-version of the user manual is included in the interactive tool, as are instructional videos via the ‘Help’ button.
Users can access the CGGR in their choice of two formats:
Disponible en français : Guide canadien pour des routes plus vertes