Motor Vehicle Trip Reduction

Changing Transportation Behaviours: A Social Marketing Planning Guide (Transport Canada)

Are Vehicle Travel Reduction Targets Justified? (T. Litman, Victoria Transport Policy Institute)

Smart Commute (Metrolinx)

  • The transportation demand management program of Metrolinx, serving the Greater Toronto & Hamilton Area.
On-line TDM Encylopedia (T. Litman, Victoria Transport Policy Institute)
  • A comprehensive source of information about innovative management solutions to transportation problems. It provides detailed information on dozens of demand management strategies, plus general information on TDM planning and evaluation techniques. It is produced by the Victoria Transport Policy Institute to increase understanding and implementation of TDM.
Active School Travel

School Travel Planning Toolkit (Canada Walks, Green Communities Canada)

Active & Safe Routes to School Website (Canada Walks, Green Communities Canada)

Safe Kids Walk This Way  (Safe Kids Canada Website)

  • A report on the successful Metrolinx project that utilized the Green Communities Canada School Travel Planning Model to increase the number of students walking and biking to schools in the Metropolitian Toronto and Greater Hamilton Area.


Professional associations providing training:

Canada Walks – National in scope, fee-for-service walkability workshops and walkability audits, speaking engagements.

Canadian Urban Institute – National in scope – membership based – resources, training events.

Walk21 - Global in scope – consulting, annual conference – proceedings of past conferences available – Metro Vancouver hosted in 2011.

Alliance for Biking & Walking - North American scope – membership based – resources, training events, annual Pro Bike Pro Walk Conference.

Walkable Communities – USA-based non-profit – consulting, training, resources.

8-80 Cities – Canadian based, international in scope – consulting, training, resources, speaking engagements.

Complete Streets Canada – a project of the Toronto Centre for Active Transportation – great online resources.

Pedestrian & Bicycle Information Centre – USA-based organization – great online resources, training events.


iCANwalk (ongoing social marketing campaign of Canada Walks)

EcoDriver (program of Green Communities Canada focused on driving smarter and driving less)

A Guide to Community Wide Walking Campaigns (AARP document)

How to Start a Walking Program (Walk B.C.)

Walkabout Nova Scotia (Provincial program of the Heart and Stroke Foundation)

Log Your Steps (Start a community challenge using StepsCount pedometers)

Ottawa Pedometer Lending Program

Toronto Pedometer Lending Program


Jane’s Walk (first week of May annually)

Commuter Challenge (June 2-8, 2013)

Park[ing] Day (annually, the third Friday in September)

Cool Ideas_Mutural Aid Call

  • Notes taken about cool ideas presented on a webinar with the Alliance for Biking & Walking and America Walks.
Walking tours:
Open Street/Car Free/Cyclovia Events

Open Streets are a highly successful means of having people and local businesses experience the benefits and pure joy of walk-friendly places and spaces. Here are some Ontario examples and examples from across Canada:

Open Streets Hamilton

OurStreet London

Open Streets UpTown Waterloo

Ciclovia Winnipeg

Open Streets Calgary

VIVA Vancouver

Cyclovia Implementation & Advocacy Manual (Pan American Health Organization & Centres for Disease Control)

  • Comprehensive “how-to manual” for organizing and implementing a car-free/cyclovia event.

How to Run a Neighbourhood Block Party

  • A neighbourhood Block Party is a smaller-scale open street event. Halifax Regional Municipality has put together an online toolkit to make it easy for residents to get the required permits and permission.



Streetsfilm Video:  Summer Streets in New York City


Middlesex-London Health Unit Video: Healthy City – Active London

Advocacy Groups

Advocacy groups are powerful in creating the change towards a culture of walking. Here are links to groups across Ontario:

Active Transportation Thunder Bay

Ajax Active Transportation & Trails Advisory Committee

Brantford Active Transportation Group

Communities in Action (Haliburton County)

Garden City Alliance for Sustainable Transportation (GCAST)

Kingston Coalition for Active Transportation (KCAT)

Pelham (Town of) Active Transportation Committee

Toronto Centre for Active Transportation (TCAT) (@TCATonline)

Walk Ottawa (@ottwalk)

West Parry Sound Active Transportation Committee


Pedestrian Sundays in Kensington Market (Toronto):

Open Streets Hamilton:

OurStreet London:

Commuter Challenge:


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