BEAT – the Path to Health
The BEAT is promoting changes in the design of the Built Environment and planning for Active Transportation in communities throughout British Columbia.
BEAT was a joint initiative between the BC Recreation and Parks Association and the Union of BC Municipalities and was funded through the BC Healthy Living Alliance.
Healthy communities don’t happen by accident. How our buildings, parks, transportation networks are designed, and other elements of the so-called “built environment” can have a profound effect on encouraging or discouraging physical activity.
Built Environment refers to all human-made surroundings – the spaces where we live, work and play. the built environment includes tangible structures, such as buildings, streets, parks, businesses, schools, road systems, transportation networks, and other infrastructure.
Active Transportation all human-powered forms of travel, such as walking, cycling, in-line skating, skate boarding, skiing, canoeing etc. Walking and cycling are the most popular and can be combined with other modes, such as public transit.
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