Don't Miss

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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Links
Readings/Periodicals/Blogs/Tools

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).


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


Workshop on Transportation Policies and Health Inequalities
In this workshop, a multisectoral group in Edmonton set out to identify health inequalities arising from transportation policies, and then searched for ways to address them.
Published in December, 2010.  Description.
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In 2009, the NCCHPP and the population health team of Edmonton's regional health authority (Capital Health) organized a workshop on health inequalities resulting from transportation and related policies. This one-day workshop, held in Edmonton, brought together representatives from the NCCHPP, Capital Health, traffic engineers, urban planners, academics and members of non-profit organizations from Edmonton and other Albertan cities.
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The purpose of the day was to focus on public policies that could mitigate health inequalities produced by transportation and transportation-related policies.

You will find below the 2 presentations that were used by François Gagnon to guide this workshop as well as a summary of the discussions that took place during the meeting.

The first presentation develops points of reference to orient participants in terms of transportation policies and how they can relate to health inequalities.
To read the presentation, click here  916 K.
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The second presentation uses those points of reference to focus on collectively developing strategies to address health inequalities resulting from transportation policies.
To read the presentation, click here  439 K.
Image - first page of presentation - click to download


Click here to consult a summary of the discussions that took place during the workshop - Transportation Policies and Health Inequalities
The production of the NCCHPP website has been made possible through a financial contribution from the Public Health Agency of Canada.