Find active transportation policies
These commonly used search terms can help you find active transportation policies within the Prevention Policies Directory.
Active Transportation Policy Resources
Developing and implementing active transportation policies are a way to create supportive environments for Canadians to be more physically active, reducing their risks of cancer and chronic disease. The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer has developed a number of resources to support your work on active transportation policy in Canada.
|Why are these resources important?
- Physical activity is protective against several cancers, including colon, endometrial and post-menopausal breast cancer, and chronic diseases.1
- Creating supportive environments, through the adoption of healthy public policies, where people actively choose to walk and cycle as part of everyday life is an opportunity to increase physical activity rates in Canada.2
- These resources may inform the work of research, practice and policy specialists in creating supportive environments to promote active transportation in Canada.
|What resources are available?
- The Prevention Policies Directory provides bilingual access to Canadian cancer and chronic disease prevention policies at the federal, provincial/territorial and municipal levels, including policies on the built environment and active transportation. . It provides free, one-stop access to what active transportation policies exist in Canada, where they exist, and provides access to source policy documents.
- The “Tag Cloud” of active transportation policy terms allows users to easily access active transportation policies within a specific area of interest in the Prevention Policies Directory.
- The Canadian Municipal Active Transportation Policy Map interactively shares contextual information about municipal active transportation policies in Canada and allows users to submit policies and/or evidence related to the policy’s development or implementation.
- The Canadian Provincial/Territorial Active Transportation Policy Map illustrates another view of the Canadian active transportation policy landscape, providing a number of overarching policies that complement those on the municipal map.
- Active Transportation Policy Case Studies documents policy development in three Canadian municipalities – Vancouver, Red Deer and Hamilton.
- The Active Transportation Policy Case Study Summary Sheets provide an overview of the cases, and highlight key cross-case themes: evidence, framing, public engagement, partners, and public health roles.
- The Pathways to Policy represent critical success factors for policy development and implementation that are applicable beyond the Coalitions Linking Action and Science for Prevention (CLASP) initiative and can inform physical activity and built environment policy work in jurisdictions across Canada.
|What can these resources help with?
||These resources can support evidence-informed active transportation policy development and implementation by assisting with:
- Development of Briefing Notes
- Environmental Scanning and Policy Surveillance
- Starting point for Policy Analysis and Evaluation
Resource summary: Active Transportation Policy Resources
1 World Cancer Research Fund/American Institute for Cancer Research. (2007). Food, Nutrition, Physical Activity and the Prevention of Cancer: a Global Perspective. Washington, DC: The Institute.
2 Committee on Environmental Health. (2009). The Built Environment: Designing Communities to Promote Physical Activity in Children. Pediatrics (123), 1591-98. doi: 10.1542/peds.2009-0750.
Last updated: May 30, 2016