“Get a Move On!” with Active Transportation Workbook

October 20, 2015

Huron County, ON – The Huron County Health Unit has released an active transportation community workbook to help individuals and groups make their communities more active.

Active transportation is using your body to get from “here to there”. This includes walking, cycling, kayaking, and cross-country skiing. The new community workbook, “Get a Move On!”, will help individuals and groups create an active transportation plan.

An active transportation plan helps create environments that encourage people to move more. Features may include walkable sidewalks, trails, cycling paths or bike lanes. These features can improve the quality of life for residents and make a community more attractive to tourists and businesses.

“The ‘Get a Move On!’ active transportation community workbook is a great resource for those who want to make their communities healthier,” says Laura Dekroon, Public Health Promoter. “This workbook gives you the tools to help you create and achieve active transportation goals for your community.”

The workbook follows last summer’s Huron County Active Transportation: A Call to Action report. County council endorsed the report in 2014.

The release of “Get a Move On!” is another way to support Huron County municipalities, local community groups and residents in their active transportation efforts.

Copies of the “Get a Move On!” active transportation community workbook will be available at each Huron County library this fall. The workbook is also available online at www.huronhealthunit.ca/activetransportation.

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Our media contact is: Sharon Brown, Executive Assistant, Huron County Health Unit, 519.482.3416 or toll-free 1.877.837.6143 ext. 2224 or sbrown@huroncounty.ca

Our spokesperson is: Laura Dekroon, Public Health Promoter. Our media contact will connect you to our spokesperson on this topic.

For more information contact:

Rebecca Bartley, Communications Coordinator
519.482.3416 (ext 2023)
rbartley@huroncounty.ca