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You’ve Got to Move it, Move it! – Building Communities that Motivate People to Walk and Bike
June 23, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
BC Healthy Living Alliance invites you to an exciting webinar on healthier built environments.
Communities that make it more convenient and comfortable for people to walk and bike to where they need to go – also make it easier for people to be healthier.
There are stacks of studies that back this up. Just last year, the My Health, My Community surveys found that Metro Vancouver residents who commuted by transit, bike or on foot were twice as likely to get the recommended levels of physical activity. Those that regularly walked or biked were also 48% more likely to be a healthy weight compared to those who commuted by car.
The relationship between active modes of travel and health is so strong that the World Health Organization has called investment in active transportation infrastructure a ‘best buy’ for governments.
So let’s talk about how to build support for community planning that makes it easier for people to get around by bike and on foot!
Click here to register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3310558417949307906
Angus McAllister will delve into recent research done for the Real Estate Foundation of BC on public opinions and attitudes around sustainability and the built environment. He’ll give us a sense of how these issues and what language resonates with British Columbians across the province, in urban centres, suburbs and small towns.
Dr. Kay Teschke will explain what her research says about different kinds of bike facilities – including which ones are safer and which ones motivate more people to start bicycling.
Janet Rerecich will walk us through some of the online resources and tools that were developed through BCRPA’s BEAT project (Built Environment and Active Transportation). She’ll show us how small communities have used the BEAT tools to build support and plans for active transportation and leveraged funding to get facilities built.