Friday, January 15, 2010

Active Transportation in a Rural Environment

There are many challenges to promoting active transportation in a rural area. Among them:

• Most research and writing on community design, active transportation, cycling, planning etc. is urban in context
• Rural “car culture”
• Distances between destinations
• Limited tax base but extensive road network to keep maintained
• Often, transportation = Cars = Roads, with little consideration given to other modes of transportation

[Website of Communities in Action, Haliburton County. -MH]

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