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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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Built Environment. A long list of readings on the site of the National Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health.

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).

Healthy Canada by Design CLASP (blog).

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.

François Gagnon

Olivier Bellefleur

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:

1. An introduction to the series;
2. A 30-km/h speed limit on local streets;
3. Traffic lane widths of 3 metres.

      These publications were the subject of presentations at events organized by l'atelier de vélos communautaire de l'Université du Québec à Montréal [the community bikes workshop of the l'Université du Québec à Montréal] in May 2015 and by the Toronto Centre for Active Transportation in October 2015.

Image: Blizzard Biking. Corey Templeton. Flickr Creative Commons 

Also as part of this series, we will soon publish a document on streets that prioritize pedestrians. Also in the works and to be published later in 2016 are documents on two-way cycling (or contraflow) norms and on cyclability indicators for streets.

Besides the papers published or in the works in this series, we have also published a briefing note on through road/main street interventions, discussing these public routes that perform the double function of main streets in communities as well as transport routes. This paper also served as the basis for two webinars on the subject, one that was held in French in October 2015, and an English version to be held in December 2015.

Finally, we also launched (in October 2014) a repertoire of recommendations produced by health authorities for municipal authorities planning residential development projects. This repertoire sets out to equip public health actors who wish to promote built environments favouring safe active transport, all within the context of health impact assessments of such development projects. A new recommendation was added to the repertoire in winter 2015, and we intend to add more as we learn of them in the future. Should you know of any such recommendations, please keep us informed.
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.