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Physical Activity

Active Transportation

  • is any form of human‐powered, non‐motorized transportation such as walking, cycling or wheeling (e.g. in-line skating/skateboarding).
  • can be part of your everyday routine for getting to work or school, shopping and visiting friends. Using your own energy to get places increases your overall level of daily physical activity.
  • can be combined with public transit for longer distances and still be beneficial to your health because every transit trip starts and ends with walking, cycling or wheeling.
  • improves individual and community health by providing opportunities for physical activity, being around other people, and improving air quality.

(PDF) Click here for information about what you can do to make a difference, and how your municipality can support active transportation.

To view individual community videos, click here

Active Transportation in Simcoe and Muskoka

In the fall of 2013, municipalities in Simcoe and Muskoka were given the opportunity to ‘toot their own horns’ for a change and boast a little about the good work being done in the area of Active Transportation.  The resulting video compilation tells a story of communities working together to build a network of trails and routes for residents of Simcoe Muskoka to use both recreationally and intentionally for getting from ‘A’ to ‘B’, as an alternative to driving.  Check it out. 

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