1. Resources & Publications

    2015 Performance Measurement Report

    This report marks the tenth year of reporting results to the public, and the first year reporting nationally as opposed to the previous provincial-level benchmarking. From across Canada, there are 10 single-tier and 5 upper-tier municipalities (including Niagara), who have contributed to this report. The 2015 MBNCanada Performance Measurement Report...
  2. Community Blog

    OTF Regional Reports Based on 2016 Canadian Index of Wellbeing: Ontario’s GDP Recovered Since Recession, and Wellbeing has Room for Improvement

    “A Profile of Wellbeing” notes that living standards, economic, food and housing insecurity and precarity of work are major issues for many Ontarians. In Canada, Ontario was hit hardest by the recession in 2008, and while Gross Domestic Product in the province has recovered since then, a new series of reports...
  3. Resources & Publications

    Backgrounder: Rural Complete Streets

    This backgrounder is based on a scan of Complete Street best practices in rural Canadian municipalities. The objective was to look at the unique challenges that rural areas face in adopting and implementing Complete Street policies, and also to share some of the success stories that have come out of these...
  4. Community Blog

    Join the Commuter Challenge June 5-11, 2016: Help Reduce Niagara’s Carbon Footprint

    June 5-11 is Commuter Challenge week in Canada, a friendly competition that encourages people to use a sustainable mode of transportation to get to and from work. Niagara Ride Share, a new web-based ride matching service, is taking the lead on promoting the competition in Niagara, and that doesn’t mean...
  5. Resources & Publications

    The Value of Cycling

    This report was commissioned to provide a review of the literature on the value of cycling. It focuses on evidence of the wider economic benefits of cycling as a mode of transport, such as retail revenue, employment effects, and public spending efficiencies. Authors: Fiona Raje & Andrew Saffrey Published By: Phil Jones Associates, & University of...
  6. Resources & Publications

    Texting While Driving Behaviour among Ontario Youth and Young Adults

    In 2009, Ontario introduced a ban on the use of hand-held devices while driving. According to current collision trends from the Ministry of Transportation, fatalities related to distracted driving are forecasted to exceed those from drinking and driving by 2016. This report details the prevalence, motives and types of TWD behaviour among...
  7. Resources & Publications

    Designed to Move: Active Cities (A Guide for Leaders)

    A city’s ability to compete depends on an active population. The research is clear on this. Integrating physical activity into the places we work, live, learn, travel and play is the only way to ensure we move enough to thrive. Physical inactivity is bankrupting economies at the national level but...
  8. Resources & Publications

    Niagara Active Transportation Summit Report

    The 2015 Niagara Active Transportation Summit brought together over 200 people from across Niagara to look for ways to accelerate active transportation for people, businesses and community by making it easier for people to walk and cycle to where they need to go. Ten percent of the summit participants were...
  9. Resources & Publications

    Incubating Inter-Sectoral Collaboration on Active Transportation

    The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer and the Urban Public Health Network co-hosted a workshop, “Building the Case for Active Transportation in Canadian Communities: Advancing Active Transportation Policies to Enhance Cancer and Chronic Disease Prevention”. Eighty participants drawn from public health units across the country, universities, the Canadian Institute of Planning,...
  10. Community Blog

    Three Directions Named to Accelerate Active Transportation for People, Businesses and Your Community

    The Niagara Active Transportation Summit brought together over 200 people from across Niagara on March 4 and 5, 2015. Participants explored ways to accelerate active transportation for people, businesses and community by making it easier for people to walk and cycle to where they need to go. To broaden the...

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