Costing of Bicycle Infrastructure and Programs in Canada, a joint report by The Centre for Active Transportation (TCAT) and McGill University, seeks to fill a gap in existing information on the costing of cycling infrastructure projects and cycling program interventions across Canada. The report describes the components and costs of 40 bicycle infrastructure measures and cycling programs that have been implemented in 16 communities across Canada.
A total of 29 bicycle infrastructure measures from 15 cities were grouped into five categories:
- on-street facilities
- intersection treatments
- traffic calming measures
- off-street facilities
- accessory and support features
A total of 11 cycling programs from six cities were grouped into four categories:
- training programs
- repair and maintenance
- supports and programs
Each of the 29 bicycle infrastructure types was costed out specific to one municipality only, and as a result should be considered a general, not specific, cost estimate. The same applies to the 11 types of cycling programs as costs vary from region to region and are further dependent on a wide variety of local and jurisdictional factors and circumstances. In this light, this report can be used as a rough guide to costs based on bicycle infrastructure and cycling interventions that have been built and implemented, rather than a detailed technical or costing guide.
The report was released in September 2019 as a companion catalogue to Increasing Cycling in Canada: A Guide to What Works.
Read the report here: Costing of Bicycle Infrastructure and Programs in Canada.