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Active Transportation Canada (blog).

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Cities: successes at increasing public transit /active transport use and reduction of car use.

New York.

Paris. (Transportation section in French only.)

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Roundabouts for Public Health
This document presents roundabouts as traffic-calming devices of interest for the public health sector.
Published in January 2013.  DescriptionDownload  644 K

Roundabouts can, under certain conditions, offer significant advantages regarding some health determinants (Bellefleur & Gagnon, 2011). Existing evaluations indicate that they produce effects that are of interest to those concerned with road injuries, active transport, ambient noise levels, air quality and energy-related issues, in particular.

This briefing note provides a frame of reference for public health actors by:
(1) Summarizing some of the significant characteristics of this intervention (history, design, reasons for and conditions of implementation);
(2) Briefly summarizing the evaluative literature concerning the effects of roundabouts on a few public health determinants;
(3) Identifying some potential courses of action for their promotion, along with some related considerations.

Roundabouts for Public Health                      
10 pages               
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Reference: Bellefleur, O. & Gagnon, F. (2011). Urban Traffic Calming and Health: A Literature Review. Montréal, Québec : National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy. Retrieved from:

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