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Monthly Archives: July 2013

SPIRIT Place Letter of Support

This letter of support has been sent to Mayor Mike Savage and members of Halifax Regional Council.  The letter addresses the need for seniors housing options in Halifax, the attributes of the Windsor / North Street intersection as a seniors

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Is HRM a Healthy Community?

Recently I reviewed HRM’s new regional plan and concluded it needs to be more focused on a wider range of determinants that will hopefully lead to the development of a healthier community. This work in Peel Region is an example

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Learning from Montreal and Toronto

I think we need what Montreal and Toronto need: more bike lanes, more segregated bike lanes, reduced speed limits, better bicycle parking, re-engineering intersections, good data and a concerted public awareness campaign. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bMDXOMrzYw&feature=youtu.be

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The Who, What and Where of Active Transportation

Communities in Nova Scotia can tap into new information sources relating to urban/rural planning and healthy communities, like this interactive map on the Who, What and Where of Active Transportation policies in Canada. Note the inter-disciplinary – the map and

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