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Aging and Safe Active Transportation: Issues and Courses of Action for Public Roadway Development
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Raised Crosswalks and Continuous Sidewalks: "Pedestrian Priority"
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Registry of recommendations that foster safe and active transport

Health Impact Assessment of the TOD Neighbourhood Project in Sainte-Catherine. Report on potential impacts and recommendations
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Innovative Municipal Norms Conducive to Safe Active Transportation: Introduction to a Series of Briefing Notes
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Public Health and Land Use Planning: How Ten Public Health Units are Working to Create Healthy and Sustainable Communities(2011). On the site of The Clean Air Partnership.

Interactive map for analyzing the built environment and services in Québec. In French, on the site of the INSPQ.

Environment and Planning - journals. Four journals available on the Environment and Planning website.

Active Transportation Canada (blog).

Report: The built environment: Understanding how physical environments influence the health and well-being of First Nations peoples living on-reserve. On the site of the NCCAH.

Ideas/Best Practices/Examples
Examples Bank. Categories: Intersections, Stretches of Road, Bicycle Parking. On the site Fietsberaad (Netherlands) in English.

Planning By Design: a healthy communities handbook. On the site of Ontario's Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing

3 Way Street Video by Ron Gabriel. On the site

StreetsWiki. Wiki site for transportation, urban environmental, and public space issues.

Revisiting Donald Appleyard's Livable Streets. Video on the site "Documenting Livable Streets Worldwide".

National Complete Streets Coalition. (United States)

National Association of City Transportation Officials. (United States) Features a series of best practice videos.

Cities: successes at increasing public transit /active transport use and reduction of car use.

New York.

Paris. (Transportation section in French only.)

Designing streets as public spaces in northern climate cities. Video of a public conference organized by Montréal's Urban Ecology Centre in February, 2010. On the site of WebTV.COOP.


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Since the last update to this project, in November 2015, we have published two briefing notes in our series on innovative municipal norms that favour safe active transport.


Two new briefing notes:

1. Pedestrian Priority Streets

2. Two-way Cycling on Local One-way Streets

Photo: Traffic Calming. Carlos Pardo. Flickr Creative Commons 

We also made presentations on through road/main street interventions, those public ways that serve both as transit roads and as main streets in smaller municipalities. The first presentation took place in Granby (QC), at the annual conference of the association Carrefour Action Municipale et Famille, on June 3, 2016. To read more or consult the PowerPoint, click here.

The second one was in London (ON), at the Not by Accident Conference., on October 18, 2016. To read more or consult the PowerPoint, click here.

In the next few months, we will be publishing briefing notes focusing on an aging population and safe active travel promotion, as well as on municipal norms regarding continuous sidewalks and curb radii.


Since our last project update, in June 2014, we have published documents in our series of briefing notes on innovative municipal norms that favour safe active transport.
Active modes of transportation, such as walking and cycling, were an important part of everyday travel in the early 20th century, especially in urban areas of Canada. Over the last 70-80 years, they have gradually been relegated to the status of “alternatives” to the automobile, if not conceived as recreational activities.
We have been focusing our efforts on sharing the findings from our literature review on urban traffic calming, as well as on several related documents that were published in 2012.
The ways we organize the movement of goods and people have multiple, complex and uneven effects on the health of populations.
The NCCHPP participates in the Coalitions Linking Action and Science for Prevention (CLASP) project, an initiative of the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (CPAC).
News about our work on traffic calming. October 28, 2010
The production of the NCCHPP website has been made possible through a financial contribution from the Public Health Agency of Canada.