Active transportation includes walking, cycling, and taking transit. The benefits of active transportation are significant to individuals, our community, and the environment. They are enjoyable, efficient, affordable, healthy, sociable, quiet, and less-polluting forms of transportation.
When planning active transportation activities, consider also promoting:
road safety and the importance of all road users sharing the road. See the road safety section for more information. http://www.projecthealth.ca/project-health-topics/road-safety
physical activity as active transportation can be an easy way to build physical activity into daily routines. http://www.projecthealth.ca/project-health-topics/physical-activity
Project Health Handbook
The Project Health Handbook provides the employer with topic-specific background information to help make a business case for workplace wellness planning and programming, including suggested workplace wellness goals and topic specific comprehensive workplace health promotion strategies. Click to access the Active Transportation section of the Handbook for Healthy Workplaces in Waterloo Region.
Project Health offers a variety of services to workplaces on specific health-related topics (see the Project Health Topics section of the website for specific topic areas):