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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

Promoting safe and active travel by doing health impact assessments of residential development projects - CITE Conference
As part of the NCCHPP's role in CLASP – Healthy Canada by Design, Olivier Bellefleur presented at the 2014 annual conference of the Canadian Institute of Transportation Engineers (CITE) in Kitchener – Waterloo, Ontario
June 2014. Description.  Download  3.46 MB
The Centre's Olivier Bellefleur participated in a panel discussion of experts in public health and transportation planning to present some of the Healthy Canada by Design CLASP (Coalitions Linking Action & Science for Prevention) projects that are seeking to promote safe active transport through favourable built environments.

The panel featured five other speakers representing organizational members of CLASP – Healthy Canada by Design:

• Gayle Bursey (moderator), Director of Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention at the Region of Peel Health Services Department. 

• Gene Chin, Project Manager for the Healthy Canada by Design CLASP initiative, Heart and Stroke Foundation Canada.

• Meghan Winters, Assistant Professor with the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University.

• Peter Truch, Transportation Manager with Opus International Consultants.

• David Patman, Transportation Planner, Winnipeg Transit.

Olivier's presentation discussed the steps taken to develop an active transportation analysis grid for medium-sized residential development proposals which is designed to help public health actors make recommendations to support safe and active transportation. He also presented some of the recommendations on street and network design that resulted from its use in the context of a health impact assessment of a new residential development project in a small municipality in Québec.

Promoting safe and active travel by doing health impact assessments of residential development projects
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To visit the Canadian Institute of Transportation Engineers (CITE) website, click here.

To learn more about CLASP – Healthy Canada by Design, click here.

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