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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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Links
Readings/Periodicals/Blogs/Tools

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 vimeo.com.

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

Revisiting Donald Appleyard's Livable Streets. Video on the site StreetFilms.org. "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.
Vancouver.

New York.

Paris. (Transportation section in French only.)

Conference
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.


Contact
François Gagnon

Olivier Bellefleur


In this document, we discuss the ins and outs of municipal norms concerning the implementation of raised crosswalks and continuous sidewalks for the promotion of environments conducive to safe active travel.
March 2017. Description. Download.  944 K
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In this document, we will discuss the challenges relating to the efforts to promote safe active travel in the context of an aging population, and we will outline a few courses of action.
March 2017. Description. Download.  663 K
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This document is part of a series on innovative municipal norms that have the potential to help create environments promoting safe, active transportation. Here, we discuss two-way cycling on local one-way streets.
Published in March 2016.  DescriptionDownload  1.7 MB
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This document is part of a series on innovative municipal norms that have the potential to help create environments promoting safe, active transportation. Here, we discuss pedestrian priority streets.
Published in March 2016.  Description.  Download   2.0 MB
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In this short commentary published in the Canadian Journal of Public Health, we examine how knowledge from the scientific disciplines investigating public policies can help with anticipating the effects of policies and their political viability.
Published in July 2015.  DescriptionDownload (from the site of the Canadian Public Health Association).
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This briefing note presents the term “through roads/main streets.” It refers to sections of public roadways that have a dual purpose, serving both as the main streets of small or medium-sized communities and as through routes for motor vehicles.
Published in March 2015. Description. Download 745 K
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This resource, in the form of a table, provides a range of examples of recommendations concerning the promotion of safe active transportation in residential developments.
Published in October 2014. Description.  Consult the Registry
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This document presents the analyses and recommendations produced within the context of a health impact assessment (HIA) of a residential development project, characterized as a Transit-Oriented Development (TOD).
Published in June 2014. Description. Download   2.7 MB
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This document introduces an evolving series of briefing notes on municipal norms that can favour safe active transportation.
Published in March 2014. Description. Download  597 K
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This document is the second in a series of briefing notes documenting innovative municipal standards that have the potential to help create environments promoting safe active transportation.
Published in March 2014. Description. Download 651 K
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This document is the first in a series of briefing notes documenting innovative municipal standards that have the potential to help create environments promoting safe active transportation.
Published in March 2014. Description. Download 1.24 MB
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This briefing note introduces the road diet, a traffic-calming measure that can help mitigate the impact of motorized traffic on health.
Published in September 2013.  DescriptionDownload  724 K
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This document presents the effects of urban traffic-calming interventions on health inequalities.
Published in May 2013.  Description.  Download    1.1 MB 
This document presents roundabouts as traffic-calming devices of interest for the public health sector.
Published in January 2013.  DescriptionDownload  644 K
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This document presents various political actions undertaken by health authorities to influence the development of healthy built environments.
Published in November 2012.  DescriptionDownload  1.13 MB
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This document briefly presents the effects of traffic-calming interventions on active transportation.
Published in June 2012.  DescriptionDownload  1.03 MB
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This document briefly presents the effects of traffic-calming interventions on traffic noise.
Published in May 2012.  DescriptionDownload  1 MB
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This document briefly presents the effects of traffic-calming interventions on air quality.
Published in May 2012.  DescriptionDownload  1.01 MB
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This document briefly presents the effects of traffic-calming interventions on the number and severity of collisions.
Published in February 2012.  DescriptionDownload  3 MB
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This literature review examines the effects of traffic calming in urban environments on four determinants of health (collisions, air quality, noise, and active transportation).
Published in November 2011.  DescriptionDownload    3.6 MB
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This bilingual glossary describes and illustrates 28 traffic-calming measures.
Published in November 2011.  DescriptionDownload    5.3 MB
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These tables constitute a synthesis, with comments, of the evaluations of traffic-calming interventions referred to in our literature review.
Published in November 2011.  DescriptionDownload     627 K
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This document situates and describes the key policy differences between two general approaches to traffic-calming: the black-spots approach, and the area-wide approach.
Published in November 2011.  DescriptionDownload    897 K
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This briefing note is a historical introduction to three meanings of the concept of traffic calming.
Published in September 2011.  DescriptionDownload  601 K
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This document presents a summary of the discussions that took place during a workshop on transportation policies and health inequalities.
Published in May 2011.  DescriptionDownload  572 K
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This publication presents a report from a session facilitated by François Gagnon during a knowledge exchange colloquium on the built environment, held in November 2010. In this session, participants worked with the Advocacy Coalition Framework as a tool for mapping out networks of actors in a policy field.
Published in April 2011.  DescriptionDownload   571 K  
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The built environment is a concern for many public health actors who promote healthy public policies. This fact sheet shows some of the links between the built environment, public policies and public health authorities.
Published in March 2011.  DescriptionDownload   972 K
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The Centre's François Gagnon interviewed University of Alberta Professor Dr. Donald Spady on the potential effects of peak oil for population health.
Published in October, 2010.  DescriptionDownload   164 K.
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The production of the NCCHPP website has been made possible through a financial contribution from the Public Health Agency of Canada.