Backgrounder: Active Transportation

Review the principles of active transportation in building healthy communities. 

Policy resource type : Active Transportation
Type : Internal

The way we design our streets, sidewalks, buildings and parks (known collectively as the built environment) can impact physical activity levels by either supporting or hindering access to healthy transportation options. 

What makes this tool valuable?

There are many benefits to investing in active transportation infrastructure (bike lanes, sidewalks, trails) in a community. This backgrounder shares the benefits of active transportation, and the components of a built environment which enables active transportation. 

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For a list of references related to this topic, download the annotated bibliography in the resources section. 

For some sample Canadian policies that promote active transportation, download the backgrounder document.

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