In June 2012, the NCCHPP invited Catherine Berthod, engineer and urban planner for Québec's Ministry of Transport, to speak at a one-day workshop on interventions to mitigate the health impacts of motorized traffic. Ms. Berthod talked about retrofitting regional transit roads that also function as main streets in the heart of small municipalities and explained the approach taken by Québec's Ministry of Transport on the matter. This presentation was held at the Canadian Public Health Association's (CPHA's) 2012 annual conference, in Edmonton.
For more information on this workshop, click here
While we were in Edmonton, we took the opportunity to record a video of about 3 minutes with Catherine in which she briefly explains what the “Code de la rue” (“Street Use Code”) is, and presents the main results of European experiences. Click to watch (Flash video, 3:29, 15.1 MB).
At the same event, we recorded three short videos with Dan Burden, Executive Director of the Walkable and Livable Communities Institute. In them, he discusses different dimensions of “Road diets”. To access them, click on the following links. Road Diets: What are they? Road Diets: Effects on Health Determinants Road Diets: Technical and Political Dimensions