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Hastings and Prince Edward Public Health

Active Transportation

What does active transportation mean? The Government of Canada describes active transportation as “using your own power to get from one place to another.” This can include walking, cycling, skateboarding, using a wheelchair, and more. When we make the decision to use an active way of travelling, we are also making the choice to also improve our own physical, mental, and emotional health.  

Brush up on the Rules of the Road

With the development of new cycling infrastructures there are new expectations for cyclists and motorists on the roads. Check out the Quick Guide to Bicycle Infrastructure to help you learn how to share the road in these new environments.

Check out these handy infographics for Drivers and Cyclists. To share these, you can right click the images below to download the jpeg, or download the Share The Road infographics in PDF format.

Where to get active in Hastings Prince Edward Counties

Belleville

The City of Belleville has created an amazing brochure highlighting the cycling network throughout the City to help you map out your route! It also includes the various trails the City has to offer.

Hastings County

Hastings County offers many trails that brings you to breath-taking views, while also being a great way to exercise. Visit their Wildly Outdoors website for more information on each.

Prince Edward County

It’s no secret Prince Edward County has endless amounts of outdoor activities for both visitors and residents. Their website offers many options for cycling and lists the many parks and trails you can visit!

Quinte West

In Quinte West, you can find many outdoor spaces to get active including parks, trails and conservation areas!

Additional Resources

Complete and Sustainable Communities Make it Easy for People to Walk, Bike and Roll

 

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We are gradually resuming in-person services at HPEPH by appointment only at this time.  Please review our Service Interruptions page for more information.

All program lines and the COVID-19 information line operate Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (excluding statutory holidays).

To assist us with our efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19, we ask anyone visiting the office for an appointment to:

  • bring a non-medical mask, physical distancing may not be possible during your appointment
  • maintain physical distance of at least 2 metres, both inside and outside the office
  • review symptoms of COVID-19, and reschedule your appointment if you have symptoms of the virus, or any other illness
  • reschedule your appointment if a family member or other close contact is ill
  • use accessible buttons to open doors, instead of handles
  • use hand sanitizer when entering and exiting the building

We have made additional changes to prevent the spread of COVID-19. If you are visiting our office for an appointment, you can be confident that we are:

  • increasing our cleaning, in alignment with heightened infection control protocols
  • considering alternatives to in-person appointments and meetings when possible
  • screening staff and visitors for symptoms of COVID-19
  • offering in-person services by appointment only to reduce traffic in office
  • ensuring staff wear masks and/or other protective equipment when seeing clients

Please continue to our website for more information about our programs and services.