Welcome to the Capital Bike and Walk Reports Page
CBWS conducts audits to analyze specific sites, transportation corridors and neighbourhoods, to assess conditions for cycling and walking and develop recommendations for new designs and solutions. We also gather information on “best practices”, organizes workshops and conducts local site audits to develop specific recommendations aimed at improving conditions for cycling and walking. The CBWS Reports Page includes our own projects and contributions from other sources. Watch for regular additions to our library of reports, papers and presentations.
Click on the Reports Heading to find links with currently uploaded reports from CBWS and other local sources.
Our objective is to generate ideas and a replicable template that can be adopted by community organizations and individuals interested in shifting transportation choices to healthier annd sustainable modes like cycling and walking. Growing participation requires more facilities and better designs to make cycling and walking safer and more appealing.
Our case studies focus on specific sites in the Capital Region. Several of our recommendations have been incorporated into new facilities built or planned. See the audit of Lochside at Mount Newton for a completed project and the Goose counts for recommendations that have been adopted at the planning stage. Numbers of other audits have also been completed or are in progress that will be updated to the web page in the coming year.
CBWS invites comments on the process and report format to help enhance our audits and improve our reporting model. CBWS is developing a web accessible tool for public use and assembling presentations for delivery in conferences, seminars and workshops to help share our expertise.
Thanks to Vancity (Vancouver City Savings Credit Union) the District of Saanich and the Town of View Royal for support in development of our audits and reports over the years. More recent work has also been supported through a business services model – providing consultation services to private and public sector clients, and new reports will emerge where local work illustrates a current issue; unique, context sensitive solutions that may have application as a model for locations at home and elsewhere, or our work contributes to a broader understanding of challenges and opportunities that present to cyclists and pedestrians in the transportation environment and cultures.
Please be encouraged to share your feedback on the reports with us.
John Luton, Executive Director