This spring, the Toronto Centre for Active Transportation (TCAT) launched It’s Your Move, a strategic partnership with Metrolinx to promote the importance of dedicated funding for walking and cycling projects.
TCAT's third video features Susan Eng, Vice President of Advocacy at the Canadian Association for Retired Persons (CARP), discussing the benefits of civic spaces that accommodate people of all ages. Investments in walking and cycling are required to create age-friendly cities. CARP believes that older Canadians deserve the dignity of remaining in the communities they have always lived. Active transportation is critical to our current and future cities, and to our personal futures as we age.
The fourth video features Dr. Scott Wooder, a family physician in Stoney Creek, Ontario and the President of the Ontario Medical Association (OMA). Dr. Wooder recognizes the importance of physical activity as an integrated part of daily life and its role in preserving health and well-being. The OMA has been working hard to help make Ontario safe for walking and cycling. In 2011, they released a report entitled “Enhancing Cycling Safety in Ontario,” and called upon provincial and municipal governments to do more to make roads safe for those who cycle.
“The momentum behind It’s Your Move continues to build as even more calls for investment in public transit and active transportation mount,” says TCAT’s Director, Nancy Smith Lea.
For more information, visit itsyourmove.tcat.ca to see who else is leading the way.
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