The Geometric Design Guide for Canadian Roads contains the current design and human factors research and practices for roadway geometric design. It replaces the 1999 edition of the Guide and subsequent revisions. The Guide provides guidance to planners and designers in developing design solutions that meet the needs of a range of users while addressing the context of local conditions and environments. The Guide is organized into chapters to cover the entire design process from design philosophy and roadway classification to design parameters and specific guidelines for the safe accommodation of vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians on linear road elements and at intersections.
Chapter 11- Special Roads provides design guidance for special roads such as low-volume rural roads, resource roads, recreational roads, and winter roads. A summary of road surface characteristics and their impact on alignments and vehicles is included for reference. The chapter includes discussion on two-lane two-way roads, one-lane two-way roads, and one-lane one-way roads, and is to be used in conjunction with other chapters in this guide. Guidance for roadside safety for low-volume roads is included.
The Guide can be purchased in its entirety (package of all chapters) or by separate chapters, and is available in either hard copy or e-book formats.
Full-time students providing proof of eligibility can buy the package for $225 or each separate chapter for $39 (e-book versions only). Email firstname.lastname@example.org (your academic program name, course title, name of professor or dean, and copy of your student ID, for instructions. Call 613-736-1350 with questions.