Safe Passages: Exploring New Materials for the Integration of Landscape and Infrastructure

This wildlife crossing assessment design challenge was a working group hosted by the Ecological Design Lab at Toronto Metropolitan University, Western Transportation Institute, and Animal Road Crossing (ARC) Solutions. The goals of the design charrettes were to explore new applications of fiber-reinforced polymers (FRPs) into wildlife crossings to create innovative mitigating infrastructure. Applications of different FRP bridge structures were adapted to fit the landscape to create sustainable wildlife crossings using FRP and other sustainable and recycled materials. Results of this project were published in the journal Sustainability. (The Use of Fiber-Reinforced Polymers in Wildlife Crossing Infrastructure).