The following links are organized by relevant Research Question. They are also labelled as either Canadian (CAN), International (INT), American (US), or British Columbian (BC). The links are labelled into Level 1 or Level 2, where Level 2 links are slightly more complex and give more insight into the topic.
The Library of Links contains:
- Research Links
- Local Activity
- Helpful Optional Links
- Current Events
- Report or Suggest a Link
- Works Cited
These links will inform your Research Questions and Critical Thinking Questions.
Q3.1 CAN – The Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Children and Youth highlight the recommended daily amounts of daily physical activity and sleep in children aged 5-17. Examples on recommended amounts of Sweat, Step, Sleep and Sit as well as how to improve your sleep and reduce sedentary behavior can be found in: Link 1 L1
CAN – Did you know that moving more helped boost your brain health? The ParticipACTION 2018 Report Card shows how physical activity is related to brain performance. Check out pages 2-3, 5 & 8 to learn more: Link 2 L1
Q3.2 CAN – The Public Health Agency of Canada outlines basic advantages for Canadians if they engage in various forms of active transportation: Link 3 L1
INT – Check out studies from all around the world that show the specific health outcomes for people who walk or cycle to work or during their downtime: Link 4 L2
CAN – Learn 6 unexpected social benefits that come from cycling: Link 5 L1
Q3.3 INT – Brazil, Argentina, South Korea, Spain and South Africa are 5 cities that are making steps toward a people-oriented future: Link 6 L1
INT – Many children throughout the world have to take incredible and sometimes dangerous routes to get to school: Link 7 L1
INT – Read about the smart ways that these seven cities are encouraging their residents to go car-free: Link 8 L1
Q3.4 CAN – What is a complete street? Find out at: Link 9 L1
US – This video showcasing different complete streets found in New York interviews a variety of people to learn about what the changes to the streets have meant for community and pedestrian safety: Link 10 L1
Q3.5 CAN – Learn about the barriers that Canadians face in choosing a more active way of getting around: Link 11 L1
CAN – What are some ways planners can increase active transportation in a city? Link 12 L1
INT – There are a lot of different ways for the government and urban planners to support active transportation: Link 13 L1
These links will be needed to complete your Local Activity
CAN – Use this calculator to the measure how much C02 is emitted from driving to school: Link 14 L1
Helpful Optional Links
CAN – Did you know…? Source: Link 15 L1
CAN – The Ontario Healthy Communities Coalition outlines the challenges, benefits and risks of active transportation: Link 16 L1
US-CAN – The current chief planner for the city of Toronto talks about three important reasons why we as a society should make the shift back to having kids walk to school: Link 17 L2
INT – This entrepreneur in Ghana is making bikes out of local bamboo: Link 18 L1
INT – What are “slow cities”? It is a movement that started in Italy and has spread to at least 20 other countries around the world that encourages community development that improves human and environmental well-being: Link 19 L1
CAN – Walking has incredible benefits for Canadians. See the amazing statistics on the ways that walking can improve your life: Link 20 L1
INT – Read about some (maybe unexpected) advantages to living a car-free lifestyle: Link 21 L1
CAN – Find out inventive ways to build the support for active transportation in your community: Link 22 L1
CAN – Bring in some cycling experts to your class to learn how to feel confident and excited to safe biking habits: Link 23 L1
CAN – Get your school administration involved in making sure students have a safe way to participate in active transportation: Link 24 L1
CAN – 2018, Jun 22 – Daily Hive – A new dockless bike share system coming to UBC: Event 1
CAN – 2017 September 12th – The Georgia Straight “Walk Score ranks Vancouver as Canada's most walkable city for 2017”. According to Walk Score's 2017 ranking of most pedestrian-friendly places in the country, Vancouver has been named Canada's most walkable country: Event 2
CAN – 2017 July 19 – Daily Hive Vancouver “400,000 rides on Vancouver's Mobi bike share system in first year” The City of Vancouver and its private sector contractor are calling Mobi, the city’s bike share system, a success after one year of operations: Event 3
CAN- 2017 May 29th - June 4th- BikeHUB- Bike to Work Week is coming soon! Learn why having this kind of event is important and how to register: Event 4
INT- 2017 April 20th- The Guardian- To many people biking is not just for physical wellbeing, but also a way to feel better mentally and a great way to make new friends: Event 5
CAN – 2016 September 12th-17th – Project for Public Spaces “Placemaking Week Vancouver 2016” was a gathering of global change agents for two major events that sought to map the future of the placemaking movements. Events included the Pro Walk/Pro Bike/Pro Place Conference (founded in 1980) and the Placemaking Leadership Forum: Event 6 & Event 7
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(April 24, 2018). “Slow Cities: Synonymous with Good Living” CEDEC. January 22, 2019. Web. Retrieved from https://web.archive.org/web/20190122171950/https://cedec.ca/slow-cities-synonymous-good-living/.
(April 26, 2011). “Complete Streets: It's About More Than Just Bike Lanes” Vimeo. February 20, 2019. Web. Retrieved from https://archive.org/details/499115451.
Bajer, Dustin. (May 15, 2014). “6 Benefits That I Didn’t Expect From Cycling” dustinbajer.com. January 22, 2019. Web. Retrieved from https://web.archive.org/web/20180622161216/http://dustinbajer.com/cycling-benefits-i-didnt-expect/.
Benfield, Kaid. (December 3, 2012). “10 Techniques for Making Cities More Walkable” CityLab. January 22, 2019. Web. Retrieved from https://web.archive.org/web/20181204032450/https://www.citylab.com/solutions/2012/12/10-techniques-making-cities-more-walkable/4047/.
“Bike to School” Hub Cycling. January 22, 2019. Web. Retrieved from https://web.archive.org/web/20180906071037/https://bikehub.ca/bike-to-school.
“Bike to Work Week” Hub Cycling. January 22, 2019. Web. Retrieved from https://web.archive.org/web/20190118160232/https://bikehub.ca/bike-events/bike-to-work-week.
“Carbon Emissions Calculator” CarbonZero. January 22, 2019. Web. Retrieved from https://web.archive.org/web/20180904030156/http://www.carbonzero.ca/calculate.
Chan, Kenneth. (June 22, 2018). “Dockless bike share systems are coming to BC cities” Urbanized. January 22, 2019. Web. Retrieved from https://web.archive.org/web/20180630071246/https://dailyhive.com/vancouver/dropbike-kelowna-bike-share-vancouver-dockless.
Chan, Kenneth. (July 19, 2017). “400,000 rides on Vancouver's Mobi bike share system in first year” Dail Hive. January 22, 2019. Web. Retrieved from https://web.archive.org/web/20180406083240/https://dailyhive.com/vancouver/vancouver-mobi-bike-share-ridership-2017.
“It's good to hear cycling to work reduces your risk of dying. But that's not why I do it” The Guardian. January 22, 2019. Web. Retrieved from https://web.archive.org/web/20181117021516/https://www.theguardian.com/environment/bike-blog/2017/apr/20/its-good-to-hear-cycling-to-work-reduces-your-risk-of-dying-but-thats-not-why-i-do-it.
Jaffe Roe, Mattew & Sarmiento, Claudio. (June 25, 2014). “People-oriented Cities: Designing walkable, bikeable neighborhoods” The City Fix. January 22, 2019. Web. Retrieved from https://web.archive.org/web/20190119211344/http://thecityfix.com/blog/people-oriented-cities-designing-walkable-bikeable-neighborhoods-active-transport-claudio-sarmiento-matthew-roe/.
(January 19, 2016). “Ghana's Eco-Friendly Bamboo Bikes” Youtube. January 30, 2019. Web. Retrieved from https://archive.org/details/Youtube.comwatchv8YHH-Iq-0ac.
(July, 2018). “Active Transportation” Workplace Wellness. January 22, 2019. Web. Retrieved from https://web.archive.org/web/20180904135521/https://www.huronworkplacewellness.ca/find-health-topic-resources/active-transportation/.
Keesmaat, Jennifer. (June 19, 2012). “Walk to School” TEDx Talks. January 30, 2019. Web. Retrieved from https://archive.org/details/Youtube.comwatchvvp549gsdjnk.
Lau, Lucy. (September 12, 2017). “Walk Score ranks Vancouver as Canada's most walkable city for 2017" The Georgia Straight. January 22, 2019. Web. Retrieved from https://web.archive.org/web/20170912213757/https://www.straight.com/news/963271/walk-score-ranks-vancouver-canadas-most-walkable-city-2017.
“Making the Case for Active Transportation” CFLRI. January 22, 2019. Web. Retrieved from https://web.archive.org/web/20190122170452/http://www.cflri.ca/sites/default/files/node/335/files/AT2_barriers.pdf.
(March 2012). “Active Transportation” Ontario Healthy Communities Coalition. January 22, 2019. Web. Retrieved from https://web.archive.org/web/20170806042130/https://www.ohcc-ccso.ca/en/webfm_send/582.
(March 17, 2010).” Fitter, Happier, More Productive: The Health, Social and Economic Benefits of Bikes” Planologie. January 22, 2019. Web. Retrieved from https://web.archive.org/web/20160828045211/https://planologie.wordpress.com/2010/03/17/fitter-happier-more-productive-the-health-social-and-economic-benefits-of-bikes/
(May 2, 2014). “Active Transportation” Government of Canada. January 22, 2019. Web. Retrieved from https://web.archive.org/web/20190106071903/https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/being-active/active-transportation.html.
Neje, Julija. “25 Of The Most Dangerous and Unusual Journeys To School In The World” Bored Panda. January 22, 2019. Web. Retrieved from https://web.archive.org/web/20190122203726/https://www.boredpanda.com/dangerous-journey-to-school/?utm_source=bethechangeearthalliance&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=organic.
Pantsios , Anastasia. (January 22, 2015). “8 Reasons to Adopt a Car-Free Lifestyle” EcoWatch. January 22, 2019. Web. Retrieved from https://web.archive.org/web/20180610082020/https://www.ecowatch.com/8-reasons-to-adopt-a-car-free-lifestyle-1882001566.html.
Peters, Adele. (January 13, 2015). “7 Cities That Are Starting To Go Car-Free” Fast Company. January 22, 2019. Web. Retrieved from https://web.archive.org/web/20181109025721/https://www.fastcompany.com/3040634/7-cities-that-are-starting-to-go-car-free.
“PLACEMAKING LEADERSHIP FORUM” Placemaking Week. January 22, 2019. Web. Retrieved from https://web.archive.org/web/20181120124441/https://www.placemakingweek.org/plf/conference-report.
“School Travel Planning Toolkit” Ontario Active School Travel. January 22, 2019. Web. Retrieved from https://web.archive.org/web/20180627062921/http://ontarioactiveschooltravel.ca/school-travel-planning/school-travel-planning-toolkit/.
(2016). “The ParticipACTION Report Card On Physical Activity for Children and Youth” participACTION. February 12, 2019. Web. Retrieved from https://web.archive.org/web/20170907201115/https://www.participaction.com/sites/default/files/downloads/2016%20ParticipACTION%20Report%20Card%20-%20Presentation.pdf.
“3rd INTERNATIONAL PLACEMAKING WEEK” Placemaking Week. January 22, 2019. Web. Retrieved from https://web.archive.org/web/20180901161405/https://www.placemakingweek.org/.
“Walking benefits health, economy, and communities” Canada Walks. January 22, 2019. Web. Retrieved from https://web.archive.org/web/20180813113837/http://canadawalks.ca/about/benefits/.
“What are Complete Streets?” Complete Streets For Canada. January 22, 2019. Web. Retrieved from https://web.archive.org/web/20180812124322/http://www.completestreetsforcanada.ca/what-are-complete-streets/.
Zottis, Luisa. (May 26, 2015). “Live the City 2015 Shows How 5 Cities Are Prioritizing People Over Cars” The City Fix. January 22, 2019. Web. Retrieved from https://web.archive.org/web/20180414162856/http://thecityfix.com/blog/metropolis-2015-shows-how-5-cities-prioritizing-people-over-cars-luisa-zottis/.
(2019). “Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Children and Youth (ages 5-17 years):” CSEP. April 4, 2019. Web. Retrieved from https://web.archive.org/web/20190304152731/https://csepguidelines.ca/children-and-youth-5-17/.
(2018). “Canadian kids need to move more to boost their brain health” Participaction. April 4, 2019. Web. Retrieved from https://participaction.cdn.prismic.io/participaction%2F5e923384-b01a-4680-a353-60b45c271811_2018_participaction_report_card_-_highlight_report_0.pdf.