B.C. Air Quality

Develop With Care 2012: Environmental Guidelines for Urban and Rural Land Development in British Columbia. Supporting Information -- Air Quality
March 2012.

A growing body of research indicates that people living near major freeways and roadways have a higher risk of developing or worsening health problems such as asthma, emphysema, pneumonia and heart disease. This report provides the technical rationale for recommendations on building placement (e.g. setbacks) and general land use — to reduce exposures and health risks associated with traffic proximity.

The final recommendations are summarized in Develop with Care: Environmental Guidelines for Urban and Rural Land Development in British Columbia (Ministry of Environment).
(PDF: 243 KB/18 pages)