FCM and Railway Association of Canada Announce Guidelines for New Development in Proximity to Railway Operations

The document, Guidelines for New Development in Proximity to Railway Operations, was launched as part of the 2013 FCM Annual Conference and builds on guidelines first launched in 2004. Using input from various stakeholders, the updated guidelines address issues concerning noise, vibration and safety and focus on the increasing challenges associated with new residential development. These new guidelines will assist municipal governments and railways in reviewing and determining general planning policies and provisions for conversion of lands in proximity to rail operations, addressing such issues as noise, vibration, emissions, safety and development design. A model Review Process for New Residential Development, Infill, and Conversions in Proximity to Railway is provided in the report. Learn more at Proximity.