Link to Whitehorse Active Living Guide:
What’s in a name? Definitions are important for sound planning.
The City of Whitehorse defines “Active Transportation” as human powered transportation.
Some definitions of Active Living found on the internet:
Government of Yukon website: http://www.community.gov.yk.ca/cd/definitions.html
“is a unique Canadian approach to living that values and integrates physical activity into daily routines.”
Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability: http://ala.ca/content/diabetes/WhatisActiveLiving.asp
“Active living means putting some physical activity into your daily life….”
“Role of exercise is a way of life that integrates physical activity into your everyday routines, such as walking to the store or biking to work. Active living brings together urban planners, architects, transportation engineers, public health professionals, activists and other professionals to build places that encourage active living and physical activity. One example includes efforts to build sidewalks, crosswalks, pedestrian crossing signals and other ways for children to walk safely to and from school, as seen in the Safe Routes to School program. Recreational opportunities (parks, fitness centres etc.) close to the home or workplace, walking trails and bike lanes for transportation also encourage a more active lifestyle. Active living is a combination of physical activity and recreation activities aimed at the general public to encourage a healthier lifestyle”