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.

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...

Green Mobility Strategy / Municipalities for Green Mobility: A Guide to Action on Sustainable Transportation for Nova Scotia

The purpose of the Green Mobility Strategy is to facilitate increased provincial investment in sustainable passenger transportation for...

Halifax Active Transportation Plan

Making Connections: 2014-19 Halifax Active Transportation Priorities Plan details the approach that the Municipality will take to...

Huron County Active Transportation Report

The Call to Action provides recommendations on 10 key themes outlined through extensive community consultations. Themes range...

Impact of adopting school-based active transportation policy: Evidence Brief

This evidence brief investigates the effectiveness of active transportation planning by asking: What are the benefits of adopting these...

Improving Travel Options in Small and Rural Communities

This guide is intended to help practitioners—engineers, planners, health professionals, economic development officials and others—to...

International Charter for Walking

This Charter, created by Walk21 and available in a number of languages, identifies the needs of people on foot and provides a common...

International Walk to School Day: Step By Step Guide for Principals, Teachers and Parents (Public Schools)

This package provides details about how to organize and prepare for International Walk to School Day in your school. It is important to...

Jane's Walk Walkability Checklist

Use this checklist to decide if your urban area is a friendly place to walk. 

Local Motion - Community Demonstration Project

This presentation describes the program model used and the outcomes and learnings for a unique social marketing demonstration project to...

Low Cost Interventions to Encourage Cycling: Selected Case Studies

This report, available for free download, contains 15 case studies showcasing low cost interventions that have successfully encouraged...

Mississauga Cycling Plan: Shifting Gears for a Healthier City

The Mississauga Cycling Master Plan outlines a strategy to develop over 900km of cycling routes over a 20 year time period, promoting...

Mobilizing Knowledge on Active Transportation

This resource, funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada, is intended to help readers understand key active transportation successes and...

Moncton Active Transportation Master Plan

This presentation from the 2004 Moving Actively Through Atlantic Canada conference, describes the process that the City of Moncton used to...

MP: Town of Halton Hills Cycling Master Plan

The Halton Hills Cycling Master Plan (HHCP) documented in this report includes a proposed network of cycling routes that were identified...

National Active Transportation Strategy: Advocacy Letter

Eight national health organizations have sent a letter to the Federal Minister of Health asking her to invest in the development of a ...

Neighbourhood walkability and physical activity in urban areas: Evidence Brief

Recent studies point to associations between walkability and walking for transport, but evidence on associations between walkability and...

Neighbourhood Walkability Checklist/ Bikeability Checklist

Use these checklists to decide if your neighborhood is a friendly place to walk or bike.

Nova Scotia Active Transportation Resources and Links

Numerous resources and links related to Active Transportation (AT).  Links to NS bylaws and resolutions related to AT include. 1) By...

Out of the Car and Onto the Trail

This presentation articulates the importance and benefits of active transportation as a means for getting people more active, and explains...

Pedestrian Charter

Town of Halton Hills actively encourages a culture of walking in all parts of our town. This charter outlines specific values to promote a...

Planning and Design for Pedestrians and Cyclists: A Technical Guide

Available for order. Also available in French. This guide is an indispensable tool for those who are called upon to plan, develop or...

Primer on Active Transportation: Making it work in Canadian Cities

This resource identifies challenges that impede progress toward objectives for greater active transportation activity, safety and enjoyment...

Prince George Active Transportation Plan

The City of Prince George developed the Active Transportation Plan to guide the development of a continuous, safe and enjoyable Active...

Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) Built Environment Forum

The objectives of the Built Environment Forum in January hosted by PHAC's Alberta branch and other Alberta organizations were to a) gather...

Region of Peel's Active Transportation Study: Active Transportation Plan

The Active Transportation Plan responds to four key goals and strategic actions in the Region of Peel’s Strategic Plan 2011-2014: To...

Regional Active Transportation Plan: Greater Charlottetown Area

The City of Charlottetown, Town of Stratford, Town of Cornwall and the PEI Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal ...

Road to Health: Improving Walking and Cycling in Toronto / The Walkable City

These reports are two in a series which explore what makes a healthy city. Road to Health synthesizes evidence on health benefits and...

Safe Routes to School Online Guide (U.S.)

This guide is a comprehensive online reference manual designed to support the development of Safe Routes to School (SRTS) programs. It...

Separated Bike Lane Planning and Design Guide

New from the US Federal Highway Administation (FWHA), this Guide outlines planning considerations for separated bike lanes (also...

SHAPE Manual: Alberta's Active and Safe Routes to School Resource Manual

The SHAPE (Safe Healthy Active People Everywhere) Resource Manual to support the Active & Safe Routes to School program in Alberta is...

St. John's Cycling Master Plan

The overall intent of the Cycling Plan was to develop a user-friendly network of on-road and off-road facilities primarily for cycling...

Steps Towards A Walkable City

This document presents a proposed framework for creating a Toronto Walking Strategy and outlines potential actions that could implement the...

Surrey Cycling Plan 2012: Toward a Cycling Friendly Community

Sets out the City’s vision for the expansion of cycling as a safe and convenient transportation choice for Surrey residents and visitors....

The Built Environment and Public Health: Critical Public Policy Considerations and the Role of Recreation and Parks by Candace Nykiforuk

Overview: 1) Considering built and social environments, including features of each, 2) Introduction to research projects in Alberta, 3)...

The CBRM Active Transportation Plan

In recognition of the many benefits of Active Transportation, Cape Breton Regional Municipality initiated the Active Transportation Plan in...

The complete guide to cycling to work

This article provides numerous tips for a safe alternative to the rush-hour subway. While written for a London UK audience, the tips...

The Doable City Reader

A new resource that inspires, educates and empowers civic leaders across North America to take immediate steps toward transforming their...

The Ottawa High School Travel Pilot Project 2010-2012

This report looks at a project to adapt the School Travel Planning (STP) model to the high school context. Working directly with students,...

Thunder Bay Active Transportation Plan

The Thunder Bay Active Transportation Plan was created by the Active Transportation Advisory Committee to address the need for a long-term...

Toronto Bikeway Trails Implementation Plan

The recommended Bikeway network builds on the existing network of bikeway trails. Thirty-six kilometres of new trails have been completed...

Toronto Complete Streets Guidelines

This document provides a new approach for how city streets are designed. This ‘complete streets’ approach reinforces that streets should...

Toronto Walking Strategy

The aim of the Walking Strategy is to build a physical and cultural environment that supports and encourages walking, including vibrant...

Transportation among children and youth

24% use solely active modes to travel to and from school each day, 62% use solely inactive modes, and 14% use mixed modes (both active and...

Walk Edmonton Resources - Checklist / Newsletter / School Plan / more

Consider this your portal to a wealth of tips, strategies, eNewsletter, and other information on making life in Edmonton, Alberta more...

WALK Friendly Ontario Guide

WALK Friendly Ontario is a recognition program that encourages municipalities to create and improve spaces and places to walk by awarding...

Walkable 101: Walkability Workbook

This is a free set of documents and slide presentations providing guidance on everything needed to organize community walkability workshops...

Walking and Biking to School, Physical Activity and Health Outcomes

This brief summarizes research on active transport to school, physical activity levels and health outcomes. It also explores the factors...

Wellington County Active Transportation Plan: Final Report

This report outlines is a long- term strategy to create a pedestrian and cycling supportive environment that will encourage both...

When Ontario Bikes, Ontario Benefits: A Green Paper for an Ontario Bicycling Policy

The purpose of this green paper is to promote the use of bicycles to combat climate change, reduce obesity, tackle congestion and provide...

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