In our previous posts, we suggested that the definition of an Active Neighbourhood can have numerous connotations: green, safe, interactive, sustainable. They can include safe schools and parks, transport options, bike lanes and public spaces.
For Noel Keough, Assistant Professor, Urban Design at the University of Calgary, an Active Neighbourhood includes all of those things and more: “Healthy people, engaged people working for the betterment of their community. Empowered people who feel they can make a difference in their community – and do so. A significant reduction in inactive transportation. Re-design of neighbourhoods to facilitate all of the above.”
Transportation options are a key part of the Active Neighbourhoods concept and project. Invigorate your daily commute with our Happy Commuting playlist, available at: ActiveNeighbourhoodsCalgary.Tumblr.com!