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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

Webinar - Incubating Innovative Streets & Neighbourhoods - With CHNET-Works!
The National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy (NCCHPP) recently contributed to a webinar entitled “Incubating Innovative Streets & Neighbourhoods”.
September 2014. DescriptionDownload  2.89 MB

In this webinar, entitled Incubating Innovative Streets & Neighbourhoods” presenters outlined the results of four projects realized in the context of the Healthy Canada by Design CLASP initiative.

The NCCHPP's Olivier Bellefleur and François Gagnon led this webinar, which took place on September 16, 2014.

Participants heard: 

  • About an environmental scan of provincial legislation re: healthy communities
  • About a Health Impact Assessment conducted to promote safe and active transportation
  • About a pilot project in the Town of Clearwater to develop an innovative street by-law
  • About case studies of innovative street design

François et Olivier presented the work they have done within the context of the Healthy Canada by Design project. This included:

  • Participation in an health impact assessment (HIA) of a new residential neighbourhood development project
  • Publication of a report of analysis and recommendations
  • Development of a registry of recommendations favouring safe active transport 

Integrating safe and active travel in residential development projects
23 slides
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To consult the PowerPoint presentations (in English only) and the audio recording (in English only) for this webinar organized by the Community Health Networking - Works! (On the site of CHNET-Works!), click here

The Healthy Canada by Design Initiative, with which the NCCHPP has been affiliated since 2009, is funded through the Health Canada - Canadian Pertnership Against Cancer`s Coalitions  Linking Action to Science and Prevention (CLASP) program. Yo learn more about the Healthy Canada by Design (HCBD) CLASP Initiative, see the HCBD CLASP website.

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