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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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Registry of recommendations that foster safe and active transport
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

The NCCHPP's goal here is to make available a range of examples of recommendations concerning the promotion of safe active transportation in projects of new, medium and large scale residential development or of redevelopment of such neighbourhoods. The aim is to enable public health actors in particular to draw inspiration from interesting recommendations for promoting safe active transportation that have already been made by other actors.

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The first version of this registry, made available online in October 2014, was produced as part of the second phase of the Healthy Canada by Design initiative, a Coalitions Linking Action and Science for Prevention (CLASP) project. In its first version, the registry contains only one or two examples of recommendations per category to illustrate the kind of recommendations they could contain. This is intended to be an evolving inventory, to which we will regularly add relevant recommendations as our research progresses over the coming years. If you would like to be notified when new recommendations are added to the inventory, please subscribe to our newsletter.

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.

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