Don't Miss

Aging and Safe Active Transportation: Issues and Courses of Action for Public Roadway Development
 663 K

Raised Crosswalks and Continuous Sidewalks: "Pedestrian Priority"
 944 K

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


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 on Traffic Calming with CHNET-Works!
The Centre collaborated with CHNET-Works! to present this webinar on May 10, 2012. François Gagnon and Olivier Bellefleur introduced the concept of traffic calming as it relates to health, and highlighted key points from our literature review.
Published in May 2012. Description.

In this hour-long fireside chat, part of CHNET-Works! series of online discussions, Olivier Bellefleur and François Gagnon introduced Urban Traffic Calming and Health: A Literature Review.

Their discussion focused on four determinants of health affected by traffic-calming interventions:

● The number and severity of road collisions,
● Air quality,
● Environmental noise,
● Physical activity associated with active transportation. 

As well, they considered how traffic calming can reduce health inequalities.

Urban Traffic Calming and Health: A Literature Review 
   1.72 MB, on the site of CHNET-Works!
Image - first page of the presentation - click to download 
For an audio recording of the presentation:
MP3, 44.9 MB, available on the site of CHNET-Works!

Visit the CHNET-Works! website by clicking here.

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