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A walkable community is well-designed and compact allowing people to walk to places like school, work, parks, and restaurants as a form of everyday transportation. A walkable community also supports other forms of active transportation such as biking, in-line skating, skateboarding, using mobility devices, and using public transit.
People are more likely to choose an active form of transportation over driving when destinations are within walking distance of people’s homes and workplaces. A comfortable walking distance for most people is a 5 - 10 minute walk or a distance of 400m - 800m.
A walkable community addresses these components:
Halton Region Health Department Climate Change Champions describe many benefits of active transportation and provide examples of what you can do, such as taking a pledge (externall link) to use active transportation, participating in Active and Safe Routes to School (externall link), and completing the walkability checklist (externall link).
Studies show that the way we build our communities benefits our health and well-being in the following ways:
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Halton Region is composed of
the City of Burlington,
the Town of Halton Hills,
the Town of Milton,
and the Town of Oakville .