Transport Canada Defines Active Transportation
“Active transportation refers to all human-powered forms of transportation, in particular walking and cycling. It includes the use of mobility aids such as wheel chairs, and can also encompass other active transport variations such as in-line skating, skateboarding, cross-country skiing, and even kayaking. Active transportation can also be combined with other modes, such as public transit.”
Active transportation is about how we use our communities. It is about creating safe and active communities where children can walk and bike, youth are engaged, seniors walk to their neighbours, trails and pathways connect us to natural spaces and community destinations. It is about strong economies, tourism, our environment and our wellbeing.