Benefits of Using Active Transportation
- Reduced risk of several chronic diseases
- Improved fitness
- Healthier body weight
- Positive mental health
- Reduced stress
- Improved productivity at school and work
- Reduced motor vehicle-related injuries and deaths
- Improved air quality
- Reduced greenhouse gas emissions
- Reduced spending on gas and parking
- Improved social connections
Active & Safe Routes to School (ASRTS)
ASRTS is a community partnership across Elgin, Oxford and Middlesex Counties and the cities of London and St. Thomas. They work together to encourage children and families to choose active transportation.
School Travel Planning (STP) is their primary program that encourages active transportation to and from school by developing an action plan to build upon strengths and work to remove concerns around the school.
The design of neighbourhood streets, buildings and facilities can influence everyday transportation choices. Active community design makes it easier for people of all ages and abilities to live active lifestyles. Find out how to design a healthy community:
The Ontario Professional Planners Institute calls for widespread action to implement an active transportation (PDF) system that prioritizes a complete streets approach for all road users when it comes to road design and community development.
Get moving with Active Transportation as part of a healthy lifestyle!