What’s HappeningNewsNew Publication, Access Management: Synthesis of Practice, Available

New Publication, Access Management: Synthesis of Practice, Available

March 15, 2024

A new report from the Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) synthesizes current access management practices for roadway classifications in rural, suburban and urban areas for transportation practitioners, designers, and planners.

Access Management: Synthesis of Practice is the first step toward updating “Chapter 8 – Access” of TAC’s Geometric Design Guide for Canadian Roads (GDG). The project investigated and captured Canadian access management practices across all roadway classifications. The report presents the findings of a literature review of technical and local resources from across Canada, a case study review, a series of interviews with agencies and municipalities, and a survey of practitioners.

While the report confirms that the guidance in GDG Chapter 8 is generally comprehensive, several emerging practices regarding safety, multimodal integration, on-site strategies, functional area, and context considerations were identified as warranting further review in a future update of the chapter.

The project report was developed by WSP Canada under the direction of a Project Steering Committee of volunteers representing the organizations that funded the work:

  • Ministère des Transports et de la Mobilité durable du Québec
  • Insurance Corporation of British Columbia
  • Halifax Regional Municipality
  • Saskatchewan Ministry of Highways
  • Nova Scotia Public Works
  • Government of the Northwest Territories Department of Infrastructure
  • City of Vancouver
  • City of Edmonton
  • Ministry of Transportation, Ontario
  • Regional Municipality of Waterloo
  • Yukon Highways and Public Works
  • PEI Transportation and Infrastructure

Visit TAC’s website to learn more and download the free PDF of Access Management: Synthesis of Practice (pdf), identified as item code PTM-AMSP-E. It is available in English, with the Executive Summary translated into French.