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This section provides resources that support the implementation of green transportation initiatives. This information is targeted at transportation professionals and decision makers.

Active and Safe Routes to School: Cycling Resource Manual
This manual is intended as a resource for schools, school districts, and municipalities interested in supporting and encouraging cycling trips to school. Its purpose is to provide an overview of the available options, along with an assessment of the resources and circumstances in which they are effective. [ More... ]

Active Transportation in Canada: A resource and planning guide
This guide is a resource tool for transportation planners and related professionals to accommodate, promote, and support active transportation in current and long-range planning and development. [ More... ]

Bicycle End-of-Trip Facilities
This guide is primarily addressed to municipal agencies responsible for promoting bicycle use and providing bicycle facilities. It will help municipalities and employers create appropriate and attractive bicycle parking and related facilities that will encourage bicycle use. The guide provides guidance on how to determine where, how much, and what type of bicycle parking and related facilities to provide, and how to best design them. [ More... ]

Bike Sharing Guide
This guide is intended to help planners and decision makers determine whether public bicycle sharing is viable in their community and, if so, how to design, implement, and operate a successful system. The material presented in this guide is drawn primarily from recent European experiences, with the information being assessed in terms of relevance to the Canadian context, where appropriate. [ More... ]

Canadian Guidelines for the Measurement of Transportation Demand Management Initiatives User's Guide
These guidelines will help organizations that are conducting TDM initiatives to measure the impacts of those initiatives and, over time, effectively evaluate progress toward established goals. The guidelines are applicable to a range of TDM initiatives and offer a step-by-step framework, providing the practitioner with the information from which to choose the impact measurement technique that suits the specific application, local conditions, target group, etc. [ More... ]

Changing Transportation Behaviours: A Social Marketing Planning Guide
This guide is written to help transportation planners, TDM specialists, and program managers influence transportation choices. It has been designed to help practitioners focus on practical first steps and explore additional social marketing considerations. The guide breaks planning into eight steps and includes worksheets to walk you through each step. [ More... ]

Compendium of Canadian survey research on consumer attitudes and behavioural influences affecting sustainable transportation options
The Compendium provides an up-to-date listing of research and findings about the key attitudes, perceptions and misperceptions of Canadians towards targeted sustainable transportation actions. Sustainable transportation researchers, project coordinators, and others will be able to use this information when developing new sustainable transportation programs or services, when augmenting or refining existing programs or services, and when developing reports or other information documents [ More... ]

Emission Estimation Tools Reference Guide
This is a short reference guide for public distribution on available tools for estimating emissions from transportation and a process for deciding when and how they should be used. After using this guide, users should end up with a short-list of tools that might be suitable for their requirements.

Chapter two of this guide provides a brief overview of how transport emissions are typically estimated, and also provides information on how this relates to air quality. Chapter three looks at tool classification criteria, specifically user type, scale, modes and outputs. Each section within the chapter explains the possible options and provides a list of suitable tools. The information is summarized in the form of a table at the end of the chapter. The appendix provides basic information on each of the tools referenced in this guide, including price details and where to find out more information. [ More... ]

Guide on Sustainable Transportation Surveying: TDM Solutions for Canadian Municipalities and Employers
This Guide provides five different methodologies to assist organizations with limited resources develop an evaluation plan for their TDM initiatives. It presents the five most frequently employed data collection techniques used for TDM initiatives and provides sample questionnaires and methodologies for each: Behaviour and Attitude Surveys, Origin-Destination Studies (also called household travel surveys or travel diary studies), Open Houses, Focus Groups and Automated or Manual Traffic Counts. [ More... ]

Improving Bus Service – Modest Investments to increase Transit Ridership
This guide is a resource tool intended to help transportation planners, urban transportation practitioners and related professionals to improve urban and suburban bus services in small to medium-sized communities in Canada. This guide provides guidance to individual communities to assess the status of their current transportation system, determine their future needs, and decide between the potential measures and methods to be implemented in order to offer residents and customers a bus service of higher quality that meets their current and future mobility needs. [ More... ]

Improving Travel Options in Small and Rural Communities
This guide is intended to help practitioners - engineers, planners, health professionals, economic development officials and others - to improve travel options for residents of small and rural communities. This includes a range of actions that make personal transportation activities more sustainable - encouraging drivers to operate their cars more efficiently, or to leave their cars at home and walk, cycle, take transit or carpool instead. [ More... ]

TDM Measurement Toolbox: A Guide for Canadian Municipalities
The Toolbox is intended for small, medium and large municipalities seeking to evaluate their TDM projects. It contains a user-friendly guide for the nine-step evaluation framework identified in the Canadian Guidelines for the Measurement of Transportation Demand Management Initiatives and provides a list of TDM initiatives with potential indicators and data collection sources. [ More... ]

Transportation Demand Management for Canadian Communities: A Guide to Understanding, Planning and Delivering TDM Programs
Over the last decade, a growing number of communities have been integrating Transportation Demand Management (TDM) into their transportation plans and operations. This guide represents a summary of the lessons they have learned, and offers advice to help other municipalities plan and implement their own TDM programs. [ More... ]

Workplace Travel Plans: Guidance for Canadian Employers
The document is for employers interested in helping their employees find more efficient and sustainable ways of commuting to work. It helps employers define their own goals and objectives first, and then to develop a tailored travel plan that will give them a positive return on their investment. [ More... ]

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