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Small Towns, Big Steps in Active Transportation

On behalf of our friends at the BC Alliance for Healthy Living

BCAHL is excited to announce the launch of the Small Towns, Big Steps in Active Transport microsite and report. The vision for this project is to improve our understanding of how small communities can increase active transportation and realize its health benefits. The project came from a strong interest in filling the knowledge gap about best and promising practices for promoting active transportation in smaller communities.

There were three project objectives:

  1. To identify factors related to increasing active transportation in small communities.
  2. To broadly share the active transportation successes and challenges in small communities.
  3. To build active transportation planning capacity of local governments in small communities.

Six small town leaders in active transportation from across BC are featured including: Burns Lake, Duncan, Gibsons, Nelson, Powell River and Rossland.

To learn more, check out the report and website on, and follow the hashtag #SmallTownsBigStepsBC on social media.