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MOBILIZING KNOWLEDGE ON ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION ACT Canada Sustainable Mobility Summit; Calgary, Alberta; October 30, 2013 Presented by: Nira Lalji, Public.

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1 MOBILIZING KNOWLEDGE ON ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION ACT Canada Sustainable Mobility Summit; Calgary, Alberta; October 30, 2013 Presented by: Nira Lalji, Public Health Agency of Canada and Diana Daghofer, Wellspring Strategies Lead author: Kerry Robinson, Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention, Public Health Agency of Canada

2 Agenda Highlights of scan results Small group discussion Plenary discussion “25 gets you 10” – Your best ideas! Wrap-up MOBILIZING KNOWLEDGE ON ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION

3 The Project The Mobilizing Knowledge on Active Transportation (MKAT) project was created to strengthen evidence-informed Active Transportation work across Canada Guided by a Reference Group of stakeholders at the provincial and federal levels and from NGOs working directly in the area of Active Transportation (AT). Interviews with health, transportation and other departments in all provinces MOBILIZING KNOWLEDGE ON ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION

4 Why is PHAC interested? All levels of government have identified childhood obesity prevention as a key priority Physical activity and active transportation are seen as key in creating supportive environments for healthy living MOBILIZING KNOWLEDGE ON ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION

5 Overall findings Half of provinces have identified AT as a priority Some areas where there is tremendous activity, and other areas where it is just beginning (nature and scope of AT initiatives vary considerably across provinces) Municipalities are very active in this area MOBILIZING KNOWLEDGE ON ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION

6 Data Collection and AT Appear to be gaps in: -Setting AT goals and targets -Capturing, sharing or reporting AT data -Analyzing effectiveness of existing AT initiatives on whether more people are choosing modes of AT MOBILIZING KNOWLEDGE ON ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION

7 Barriers Lack of awareness of policy barriers across departments and jurisdictions Lack of interministerial coordination AT not in mandate AT as municipal role Lack of capacity Lack of resources Car-centric culture Lack of AT commuters Safety issues MOBILIZING KNOWLEDGE ON ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION

8 Catalysts Can be: »Health »Injury prevention/safety »Tourism »Economic development »Sustainable transportation »Environmental Opportunities include broader topic areas »Built environment »Childhood obesity prevention Municipalities more active in AT than provincial governments MOBILIZING KNOWLEDGE ON ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION

9 Facilitators Current networks and structures Collective benefits of AT Provincial funding mechanisms Policies that facilitate AT MOBILIZING KNOWLEDGE ON ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION

10 Case study: Nova Scotia “Nova Scotia Moves” supports community-based sustainable transportation and province-wide initiatives Priority is on supporting existing community/municipal plans as well as innovative pilot projects Program offers matching grants up to $200K Lead department: Energy Program began in 2012; is expected to run through MOBILIZING KNOWLEDGE ON ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION

11 Case study: Quebec Infrastructure and funding dedicated to cycling through Vélo Quebec and Ministry of Infrastructure Development Funding dedicated to promote, plan and manage “La Route Verte” and to monitor changes through a cycling count $120 million spent over 15 years on improvements to cycling infrastructure Led by the Ministry of Transport, a Sustainable Mobility Policy will replace and broaden the provincial Public Transit Policy, dealing with: »Land use planning/transportation »Public transport funding and governance »Transportation electrification and the environment, »Transportation networks »Transport for those with disabilities or limited mobility. MOBILIZING KNOWLEDGE ON ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION

12 Case study: Manitoba Grant programs for municipalities, planning districts and transit communities Cycling infrastructure projects in Winnipeg Provincial planning regulation supportive of AT Manitoba’s three-year, four-point action plan on AT ( ) Manitoba in Motion/Communities in Motion MOBILIZING KNOWLEDGE ON ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION

13 Characteristics of progressive efforts AT plan that formalized the intent to work on AT Cross-ministry structure or more formal mechanism to work on AT A lead department in charge of AT Leadership from advocacy organizations Involvement/buy-in from senior management Someone in transportation has AT in their portfolio/mandate, even if not full time MOBILIZING KNOWLEDGE ON ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION

14 Recommendations Policy 1.Make AT a mandate 2.Establish a collaborative governance model 3.Implement legislation that supports AT Funding 1.Create matching funding MOBILIZING KNOWLEDGE ON ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION

15 Recommendations (cont’d) Health promotion 1.Undertake education and awareness campaigns Measurement and exchange 1.Encourage measurement of success for AT projects 2.Organize cross-discipline AT technical and knowledge sharing forums 3.Collaboratively develop a robust data collection program framework covering transportation data and health outcomes MOBILIZING KNOWLEDGE ON ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION

16 Next Steps Facilitate dialogue Identify future needs Identify opportunities to work across jurisdictions and sectors to advance active transportation efforts. MOBILIZING KNOWLEDGE ON ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION

17 Acknowledgements OPUS International Elizabeth Dyke Reference Group Members: Alice Miro (Heart and Stroke Foundation, BC) Kim Perrotta (Healthy Canada by Design) Gene Chin (Healthy Canada by Design) Amy Schwartz (Department of Health and Wellness, Nova Scotia) Vicky Reany (Provincial Government, Manitoba) Matt Herman & Toby Green (BC Ministry of Health Services) Olivier Bellefleur & François Gagnon (National Collaborating Centre on Healthy Public Policy) Sharon Lewinson, ACT Canada Ahalya Mahendra and Jane McCarney, PHAC Regional Offices Heidi Craswell, Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention, PHAC MOBILIZING KNOWLEDGE ON ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION

18 Questions? MOBILIZING KNOWLEDGE ON ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION

19 25 gets you 10: crowd sourcing great ideas One card per person Write clearly: “One exciting idea + an action you are considering” No name on index cards 5 rounds of scoring 1 to 5

20 Top 10 ideas as chosen by you


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