Don't Miss
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
 2,7 MB

Innovative Municipal Norms Conducive to Safe Active Transportation: Introduction to a Series of Briefing Notes
 597 K


Links
Readings/Periodicals/Blogs/Tools
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 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


Traffic Calming: Political Dimensions
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
.
The concept of traffic calming encompasses interventions associated with different goals, objectives, principles and ways of thinking about the street network and its problems (injuries, noise, air quality, etc.). The many intervention strategies used by public authorities can be classified into two categories. One can be called the black-spots approach, and the other the area-wide approach.

The purpose of this document is to provide public health authorities in Canada with a few political reference points on these two approaches so that they may better assess, if they deem this type of public action pertinent, ways of promoting traffic-calming strategies adapted to their respective contexts.

Traffic Calming: Political Dimensions                  
10 pages
  897 K    
Image - cover page of the document - click to download 


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