Active Transportation Expertise and Awards
As a global leader in the design and implementation of cycling networks, pedestrian and trail facilities, WSP’s Active Transportation teams provide expertise in:
- Pedestrian and bicycle facility planning and design
- Complete street planning and design
- Neighborhood design solutions
- Speed mitigation and traffic management solutions
- Multi-modal transportation planning
- Route signing and pavement marking
- Community, subdivision and site plan design
- Land use planning
- Environmental management
- Landscape design
- Risk management assessment
- Infrastructure management strategies and tools
- Road safety / Vision Zero studies
- Travel demand management strategies
WSP’s integrated, multidisciplinary capabilities enable us to successfully guide active transportation projects from concept and planning, through to detailed design and implementation.
Our Feasibility Study for the Expansion of Bike Share in Toronto, Canada, won an award from the Ontario Professional Planners Institute (OPPI) in recognition of exemplary urban and rural planning in the province of Ontario.
In the UK, the Birmingham Cycle Revolution is an ambitious plan to make cycling an integral part of the city’s transport network. This is the first part of the plan based on a Cycle City Ambition Grant from central government to upgrade cycle routes within a 20-minute cycle time of the city centre. WSP’s team carried out the outline design and public consultation for the Main Corridors and quieter Parallel Routes, as well as substantial cycle parking and new 30 km/h zones.
As a cost-effective alternative to managing travel demand, without increasing capacity, WSP can assist municipalities with incorporating active transportation principles into community planning and infrastructure renewal. With our knowledge of policies, design guidelines and ongoing initiatives, we can develop active transportation networks as part of a larger multi-modal transportation solution that effectively manages travel demand, reduces congestion and increases safety and accessibility.
WSP is committed to developing reliable, user-friendly active transportation facilities that promote healthy and active lifestyles, as well as leading outreach and promotional programs that educate and motivate people to take advantage of these facilities.