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What is Active Transportation?

Active transportation refers to any form of human-powered transportation: walking, cycling, using a wheelchair, in-line skating or skateboarding. There are many ways to engage in active transportation, whether it is walking to the bus stop, or cycling to school or work.

Active transportation includes many active modes and methods of travel such as:

  • walking/jogging/running
  • cycling
  • in-line skating
  • skateboarding
  • non-mechanized wheelchairing 
  • snowshoeing/skiing.

There are numerous benefits from active transportation:

  • Health - Active transportation provides an opportunity to be physically active on a regular basis.
  • Social - Active transportation is accessible to Canadians and increases social interactions.
  • Transportation - Active transportation reduces road congestion.
  • Environmental - Active transportation is environmentally-friendly and can contribute to reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Economic - Active transportation saves money on gas and parking.

Taking Action

Here are some ideas that may help you to adopt more active modes of transportation:

  • Think twice about using your car for every trip. Could you walk or use your bike instead?
  • Dust off your bicycle and cycle to work when the weather permits.
  • Trade in your dress shoes for running shoes, strap on a backpack and walk all, or part of, the way to work/school.
  • Instead of driving your kids to the park, why not walk or make it a family outing on your bikes?

 

 Fundy Biosphere Reserve's Amazing Places

"You will know an Amazing Place the moment you see it. It may be a view so powerful and majestic that it will literally take your breath away! Or, it may be a scene or a place that will simply cause you to take pause in order to soak it all in, a place where you can draw on a deep well of energy emanating from the serene beauty of a view. An amazing place can be different things to different people: mystical, magical, grandiose, bizarre, unique, breath-taking and awe-inspiring, or even a combination of all of these things. It certainly can tell a story."

Zoom out on the map below to view all of the amazing places in South East NB! Click on the icons for more information or visit the Fundy Biosphere website for more information.