Canada’s National Active Transportation Strategy

Canada’s walking movement has joined forces with the movements for bike-friendly communities and active school travel. Canada Walks (Green Communities Canada) is working with Canada Bikes and the National Active & Safe Routes to School Working Group. Our goal: to develop a national active transportation strategy. 

About the National Active Transportation Strategy

Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, says she wants to lead her government in adopting a national active transportation strategy. In response to this opportunity, we have formed a three-way alliance of active transportation champions.

At the invitation of the Minister, we have submitted a joint proposal to develop a national strategy for the government, including research, extensive Canada-wide consultation, and a framework for collaborative action. Discussions are ongoing about strategy funding with Environment and Climate Change, and other Ministries.

For more information see The site summarizes the scope and need for a strategy, the amazing breadth of support, and the benefits of active transportation. There’s also a “take action” page to join the call for a strategy, get connected, and reach out to decision-makers.

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Our active transportation alliance

We are:

·        Judi Varga-Toth, Executive Director, Canada Bikes

·        Jamie Hilland, Chair, National Active & Safe Routes to School Working Group

·        Clifford Maynes, Executive Director, Green Communities Canada


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