Active Transportation

This collection of resources looks at Active transportation - designing and retrofitting communities, as well as making active living a part of our daily transportation activities.

A Guide to Safer Streets Near Schools

A Guide to Safer Streets Near Schools brings together a number of policies from the City of Toronto that residents can use to request...

A New Mobility Transportation Master Plan for London (ON): 2030 Transportation Master Plan: SmartMoves

The 2030 TMP is a long-term transportation strategy that will help guide London, Ontario's transportation and land use decisions...

A Resident's Guide for Creating Safe and Walkable Communities

This guide provides examples from other communities working to improve pedestrian safety. It includes information, ideas, and...

AARP Livability Fact Sheets

A package of 11 comprehensive, easy-to-read livability resources that can be used individually or as a collection by community leaders,...

Active and Safe Routes to School (ASRTS) - Ecology Action Centre Guide, Nova Scotia

The Ecology Action Centre (EAC) is committed to finding ways for children, youth and their families in Nova Scotia to use active...

Active and Safe Routes to School (ASRTS) - numerous resources, programs, and training

This site provides various resources and programs, such as ideas for creating a Walking School Bus, an active transportation system that...

Active and Safe Routes to School (ASRTS) in Manitoba Program Handbook and Resource Guide

This handbook and resource guide provides detailed materials and ideas, and tools to initiate some or all of the eight social marketing...

Active and Safe Routes to School Manual School Wide

The manual consists of the following components for implementing the Active and Safe Routes to School Program: template for parent letter,...

Active and Safe Routes to School: Project Ideas

A list of projects from communities across Canada under the A&SRTS umbrella focusing on responses to climate change, promoting physical...

Active Living Charter of the City of Kingston

The City of Kingston promotes active transportation and physical recreation as highly effective ways for people to meet Canada’s physical...

Active Transportation 101: Bringing AT to Your Community and Developing an AT Plan

This new toolkit will help you in your efforts to bring active transportation (AT) to your community. There are tips on: bringing AT...

Active Transportation and Parks and Recreation

This report looks at the role of U.S. Parks and Recreation agencies in active transportation, noting that: "Park and recreation agencies...

Active Transportation for the School Journey

This WellSpring article outlines the benefits and challenges of using active transportation for travel to and from school. The authors...

Active Transportation in Canada: a resource and planning guide

Active Transportation in Canada: a resource and planning guide is a resource tool for transportation planners and related professionals (e....

Active Transportation Plan – Town of Oromocto NB

The Active Transportation Plan for the Town of Oromocto provides: the planning principles that were applied in the development of the...

Active Transportation Plan-Technical Appendix: Facility Planning and Design Guidelines

This report focuses on specific design features that should be considered in the implementation of the AT Plan, as well as all new...

Active Transportation Policy Resources Directory

This site, within the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (CPAC) website, looks at why these resources are important, and...

Active Transportation, Health and Community Design: What is the Canadian evidence saying?

The purpose of this fact sheet is to provide Canadian planning practitioners and community stakeholders with a summary of the most current...

Active Transportation: The Fredericton Experience - Presentation

This presentation covers the process that engaged local citizens, community partners and champions in the development of a Trails and...

Active Travel Charter for Canadian Children and Youth

Based on extensive discusssions with experts throughout Canada, this Charter details how we can create a culture where children choose to...

An Active Transportation Plan for Minden

This report explains the goal of raising the physical activity levels through active transportation (AT) promotion and planning in Minden.

An Environmental Scan of Active Transportation Programs in Alberta Schools

This report summarizes research done through a survey and focus groups, and provides a listing of the types of initiatives being offered in...

André Bouchard: Active Transportation and Active Living video clips

These videos from André Bouchard collection over the last few years feature themes of active transportation and active living from South...

Benchmarking Active Transportation in Canadian Cities: Report

Highlights from a Toronto Centre for Active Transportation (TCAT) report released in 2010 comparing the performance of active...

Benefits of Active Transportation: Fact Sheet

In order to support practitioners in their work on active transportation and to inform the public and practitioners about the benefits of...

Benefits of Street-Scale Features for Walking and Biking

This funded research project studied the benefits of street-scale features for walking and biking. It examined how different street...

Bicycling Interventions for Youth

This information was compiled as a resource which provides examples of successful bicycling initiatives for youth that could potentially be...

Bike and Pedestrian Master Plan: City of Stratford

This is a draft Bike and Pedestrian Master Plan for the City of Stratford that will create and improve opportunities throughout the...

Bikeability and Walkability Checklists

The Bikeability Checklist includes insightful questions, allowing you to evaluate your neighborhood's bikeability. In addition to the...

Bikeway Traffic Control Guidelines (Second Edition)

Bikeway Traffic Control Guidelines for Canada, available for purchase, outlines the appropriate traffic control for the installation of...

Bridgewater Active Transportation and Connectivity Plan (ATCP)

The long term objective of the Active Transportation and Connectivity Plan is a sustainable and healthy Bridgewater. The ATCP ...

Canadian Municipal Active Transportation Policy Map

An interactive map pinpointing active transportation policies in various municipalities across Canada, and linking to those policies.

Capital Regional Pedestrian and Cycling Master Plan (PCMP) - Vancouver Island and Gulf Islands

As a key part of the Regional Transportation Plan for southern Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands, the Pedestrian and Cycling Master...

Changing Transportation Behaviours: A Social Marketing Planning Guide

Includes Glossary, Introduction, Case Study Examples. The guide breaks planning into eight steps, one chapter per step, and the Dashboard...

City of Orillia Active Transportation Plan

Active transportation is being increasingly recognized as an important means of achieving environmental, economic and human health related...

City of Quesnel Active Transportation Plan

The City of Quesnel recently began developing an Active Transportation Plan to make it easier for people to walk, cycle, or travel using...

Community Active Transportation Plan: Electoral Area "A", 2009

This plan sets forth a new approach to satisfying transportation and recreation demand, working toward a multi-layered active...

Complete Streets Canada / Rural Complete Streets

A Complete Street is designed for all ages, abilities, and modes of travel. On Complete Streets, safe and comfortable access for...

Complete Streets Toolkit (U.S.)

This toolkit is the result of a collaboration between the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning, Active Transportation Alliance, and...

Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy (UK)

This policy paper outlines England's strategy in its ambition to double cycling activity by 2025 and each year reduce the rate of cyclists...

Dufferin County Active Transportation and Trails Master Plan

This is a comprehensive Active Transportation and Trails Master Plan that builds upon and will support and strengthen the trails and active...

Edmonton Active Transportation Initiative

The City of Edmonton’s Active Transportation Policy supports opportunities for Edmontonians to walk, roll, and cycle, regardless of age,...

Essex County-Wide Active Transportation Plan: Final Report

This report supports and strengthens the active transportation plans of local municipalities. It outlines a comprehensive network of on-...

Evaluating Active Transport Benefits and Costs: Guide to Valuing Walking and Cycling Improvments and Encouragement Projects

This report describes methods for evaluating the benefits and costs of active transport (walking, cycling, and their variants, also called...

Evaluating Complete Streets Projects: A Guide for Practitioners (US)

This  tool kit in our ongoing efforts to assist AARP state offices and others in successful efforts to enact and implement...

Evaluating Walking Environments Using Audits – A Comparison and Discussion: Recorded Webinar

Webinar, 1-1/4 hours. Presenter: Paul Young, Urban Designer and Health Promoter at Public Space Workshop. Walkability audits can be...

Every Body Walk! Getting Started Practice Briefs

The Every Body Walk! Collaborative and expert Mark Fenton offers this series of Getting Started Practice Briefs designed to provide local...

Every City Should Have a Law of Two Words: Pedestrians First

This report looks at four pillars of liveable cities: WALKABILITY: To design streets for everybody, design for pedestrians first – slow...

Examining Healthy Active Communities Initiatives: Major Learnings and Promising Practices by Troy Glover

Examines active living in the 20th century, and interactions of economy, community, and environment in building a healthy community,...

Greater Strides Manitoba: Taking action on active transportation

Recommendations to the Manitoba government from Manitoba’s Active Transportation Advisory Group, providing one step in a continuous...

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