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A Review of Accessibility Experiences

Christephen Cheng, P. Eng. of our Vancouver office has been appointed as an Advisor to the Canadian Institute of Transportation Engineers (CITE) Accessibility Committee. The Committee is tasked in the review and development of Canadian Accessible Design Guidelines for Road Infrastructures. Presently, there are no uniform guidelines in Canada that road designers, planners and transportation practitioners can rely upon when designing road infrastructure that is accessible to all members of the public. Our industry is challenged in that municipalities and provincial governments across the country have been developing their own set of standards/guidelines. Therefore, the Committee volunteers will be working to determine whether there is an opportunity for the development of Canadian guidelines – a positive step forward for transportation professionals and ultimately the members of our communities who will benefit from safe and accessible road infrastructure.