Small Towns, Big Steps in Active Transport: Launch

BCAHL is excited to announce the launch of the Small Towns, Big Steps in Active Transport microsite and report. The vision for this project is to improve our understanding of how to increase active transportation and realize its health benefits in small communities.

This project came from a strong interest in filling the knowledge gap about best and promising practices for promoting active transportation in smaller communities. The three objectives were:

  1. To identify factors related to increasing active transportation in small communities in BC
  2. To broadly share the active transportation successes and challenges in small communities
  3. To build active transportation planning capacity of local governments in small communities

Small Towns, Big Steps in Active Transport: Website

The website brings together the report, with case studies of active transportation in small towns, workshop and webinar recordings. Six small town leaders in active transportation from across BC are featured including: Burns Lake, Duncan, Gibsons, Nelson, Powell River and Rossland.

Visit SmallTownsBigStepsBC.ca

Small Towns, Big Steps in Active Transport: Report

The Small Towns, Big Steps in Active Transport project was led by the BC Alliance for Healthy Living Society (BCAHL). We examined literature, collected relevant resources, surveyed small towns, interviewed local leaders and visited communities to experience active transportation in the context of a smaller place.

In this report, we summarized the data from all these sources. We hope this report will help small towns improve active transportation in their community.

Download Small Towns, Big Steps in Active Transport report

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