Chapman: Healthy Streets: An Evidence Review

In May 2013, Toronto City Council recommended that city staff develop Complete Streets Guidelines to help reshape Toronto streets. In advance of the development of these guidelines, Toronto Public Health commissioned a report titled “Building Evidence to Support Healthy Street Design in Toronto” (to be released in fall 2014) that identifies and assesses published evidence for how specific street design choices influence health outcomes, incorporates the practical experiences of transportation and public health professionals from 10 North American jurisdictions, and draws conclusions about how the information can be used to promote healthier street design in Toronto.

This presentation by Jim Chapman, Principal at Urban Design 4 Health, provides an overview of the literature review that examined existing evidence linking Complete Street design choices to health.

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