Active transportation (AT) is any form of human powered transportation that gets you to and from work, school, shopping, appointments, recreation, visiting friends, etc. Walking is an excellent way of fitting physical activity into your daily life and is the most popular form of AT used. It is simple, efficient, requires little equipment and is possible for most people to use when distances are less than 5km.
Walking allows you to experience and appreciate your environment in new ways and to make discoveries that are not possible when using other types of transportation.
Find your route and get to your destination by using London’s Bike and Walk Map. Take advantage of the Thames Valley Parkway (TVP) multi-use pathway system that stretches over 40km, extends into many neighbourhoods and is accessible to all ages and abilities.
2Canadian Council for Health and Active Living at Work (1998). Walk and Roll: A Guide to Active Transportation to, from and at the Workplace. (out of print)
3Thielman, J. et al. (2016). Residents of highly walkable neighbourhoods in Canadian urban areas do substantially more physical activity: cross-sectional analysis. Canadian Medical Association Journal Open, 4(4): E720-E728. Retrieved on January 19, 2018. Retrieved from http://cmajopen.ca/content/4/4/E720.full