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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

Health Impact Assessment of the TOD Neighbourhood Project in Sainte-Catherine. Report on potential impacts and recommendations
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

The HIA was conducted by the Direction de santé publique (DSP – public health unit) of Montérégie, Québec. The project, comprising nearly 950 residential units, commercial spaces, a bus station, a park-and-ride lot and new streets, represents a major development for its insertion environment, the town of Sainte-Catherine, a typical Montréal suburb of about 19,000 residents. The analyses and recommendations focus on various aspects of the project that are likely to affect a number of health determinants. These aspects include the configuration of public roadways and other project elements that can encourage or discourage more widespread use of active modes of travel, such as walking and cycling.

The National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy (NCCHPP) was represented on the scientific committee for the HIA and the Centre's publication of this report falls within the context of work on the second phase of the Healthy Canada by Design initiative, a Coalitions Linking Action and Science for Prevention (CLASP) project.     

Health Impact Assessment of the TOD Neighbourhood Project in Sainte-Catherine. Report on potential impacts and recommendations 
93 pages
 2.7 MB
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The Healthy Canada by Design Initiative, with which the NCCHPP has been affiliated since 2009, is funded through the Health Canada - Canadian Partnership Against Cancer's Coalitions Linking Action to Science and Prevention (CLASP) program. To learn more about the Healthy Canada by Design (HCBD) CLASP Initiative, see the HCBD CLASP website.

For more information on HIA in Montérégie and to access their published reports (in French), please visit the HIA page of the DSP Montérégie website.



The production of the NCCHPP website has been made possible through a financial contribution from the Public Health Agency of Canada.