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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.


Olivier Bellefleur

Urban Traffic Calming and Environmental Noise: Effects and Implications for Practice
This document briefly presents the effects of traffic-calming interventions on traffic noise.
Published in May 2012.  DescriptionDownload  1 MB
This summary is the third in a series of five short documents based on Urban Traffic Calming and Health: A Literature Review. It briefly presents the effects of traffic calming on traffic noise. The four other documents will focus on road safety, air quality, active transportation and inequalities.

We first present the mechanisms of action underlying traffic-calming strategies, as these mechanisms help to explain and predict the effects of calming interventions on traffic noise. Next, we summarize the results of studies having evaluated two approaches to traffic calming (black-spots and area-wide approaches). Lastly, we consider the implications of such results for public health actors.

Urban Traffic Calming and Environmental Noise: Effects and Implications for Practice   
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Click here to consult the literature review.
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