The NCCHPP was joined by speakers Dan Burden and Catherine Berthod at this free one-day preconference workshop at the Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) annual conference, June 11, 2012, in Edmonton.
The workshop focused on three interventions aiming at creating healthier built environments which appear to enjoy a high level of political acceptability. These interventions are:
•Road diets on suburban roads to allocate space for active transport infrastructure;
•Traffic calming on urban, residential streets;
•Redesign of main commercial streets of small communities also being used as regional transit roads.
This day included presentations and small group sessions led by Dan Burden, Executive Director of the Walkable and Livable Communities Institute, Catherine Berthod, engineer and urban planner for the Ministry of Transportation of Quebec, and the NCCHPP's François Gagnon and Olivier Bellefleur.