An Active Neighbourhood is a Neighbourhood Where People Live rather than Simply Travel on Streets

January 5, 2015

photo courtesy of Mark Dreger from San Francisco-ize


What is an Active Neighbourhood? Opinion Piece 3/3


The average Canadian spends 51 minutes each day on our streets commuting to and from work. The average Canadian also goes grocery shopping 2.2 times per week, driving about 11 minutes each way. So in total, each week we spend 5 hours and 3 minutes on streets, in our cars. If you were to spend 5 hours and 3 minutes a week in one place, wouldn’t you want it to be a stimulating, pleasant place to be? Why is it that we put so much time and thought into making our homes, schools and workplaces interesting and enjoyable places to spend time, but we do not hold our streets to the same standards?


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