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Definition of Active Transportation

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kids_walkingActive Transportation (AT) means using human-powered transportation to move around.  It also describes the necessary infrastructure (for example, bike lanes and sidewalks) communities need to allow citizens to safely commute to and from work, school, businesses, playgrounds and green spaces.
 
Human-powered transportation includes walking, cycling, wheeling, in-line skating, skateboarding, cross country skiing, canoeing and kayaking. The most popular modes are walking and cycling.
 
Having a walkable and wheelable community is important part of creating a healthy, vibrant and economically attractive community.  Active Transportation has strong economic, health, safety, social and environmental benefits.