Rural Active Transportation
Why plan for active transportation in rural communities?

  • Promotes and encourages people to build physical activity into their daily lives
  • Improves safety and accessibility
  • Growing body of evidence that shows link between the built environment and health
  • Contributes to other municipal priorities such as planning for an aging population, economic development and tourism
  • Builds an equitable transportation system - many people cannot, do not or should not drive due to age, income, ability, choice
  • Provincial planning policy direction places active transportation and healthy, active communities as important considerations

Active transportation is an important part of a complete rural transportation system that ensures everyone can get where they need to go in a safe, accessible and convenient way.