Practices that show potential to achieve desirable public health outcomes in a specific real-life setting and produce early results that are consistent with the objectives of the activities and thus indicate effectiveness.

ActiveTO Major Road Closures: Intercept Survey Evaluation Report

The Centre for Active Transportation at Clean Air Partnership. Park People.

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Neighborhood and Built Environment
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Outside U.S.

Mitigation and Prevention

This resource presents closing down portions of major streets to give people more space to walk or cycle safely during the COVID-19 pandemic as a health promotion strategy. Evaluators found that Toronto residents supported and utilized the closures, helping them become more active and introducing more diverse populations to cycling. There was high support for continued road closures even after the pandemic, with very few issues surrounding the closures.

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Reduction of Health Disparities

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