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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?


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


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.

Resource summary: Active Transportation Policy Resources

Last updated: October 12, 2017