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HEAL Researchers Author Position Statement on Active Transportation

Friday, August 10, 2012

The Middlesex-London Health Unit recently released HEALTHY CITY/Active London, a position statement on Active Transportation that was co-authored by Dr. Jason Gilliland, Associate Professor, Douglas Rivet, Phd Student and Stephen Fitzpatrick, MA Student all from the Department of Geography and the Human Environments Analysis Laboratory (HEAL) at Western. Active Transportation is defined as any form of human-powered transportation including, but not limited to, walking, cycling, and skateboarding. HEALTHY CITY / Active London is the MLHU’s formal submission to ReTHINK London, the year-long community conversation about the future of London that will influence the direction of the City of London’s revised Official Plan. HEALTHY CITY / Active London was the subject of a news conference at the MLHU on August 10, 2012 and was reported on by CTV News, 98.1 Free FM, The London Free Press, London Community News, and other local media.