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Webinar - Through Road/Main Street Interventions: Towards a More Balanced Coexistence Between Road Traffic and Life in Small Municipalities
This webinar presented “Through Road/Main Street Interventions.” This term refers to sections of public roadways that have a dual purpose, serving both as the main streets of small or medium-sized communities and as through routes for motor vehicles.
January 2016.  Description.

Presenter: François Gagnon (NCCHPP)
Date: Thursday January 21, 2016 
Time: 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. (EDT)

In this webinar, we introduced:

- What context-sensitive through road/main street design interventions are;
- What evaluations reveal regarding their effects on public health and its determinants;
- The implications for the practices of actors who would like to promote them.

Through Road/Main Street Interventions    
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Duration: 1 hour. Format: Adobe Presenter.
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Question and exchange periods were part of the session. 

In preparation for this webinar
We recommended that participants view a short video (9:04) entitled “The Bernese Model – Viable solutions for road traffic” produced by the Office of Civil Engineering of the Canton of Berne, Switzerland. Some elements presented in the video were addressed during the webinar.

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We also recommended that participants read the following document: Through Road/Main Street Interventions: Towards a More Balanced Coexistence Between Road Traffic and Life in Small Municipalities.

Continuing Education Credits

This webinar was accredited by the École de santé publique de l'Université de Montréal (University of Montréal's School of Public Health). The process is free. To obtain your continuing education units, you must have participated in the webinar and have signed in to the platform using your name and surname as indicated in your registration form. You must also fill in an online evaluation form that was sent by e-mail after the webinar. Your continuing education credit certificate will then be delivered to you by email. 

The Adobe Connect platform allows us to record any visual or audio document presented during the webinar. Registering for this webinar implies consent to this recording.

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