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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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Alerts:

1) Our offices are temporarily closed to the public to allow us to respond to COVID-19 demands. Phone lines remain open. Please access our media release for more information.

2) Returning travellers must self-isolate for 14 days and contact Public Health if symptoms of COVID-19 develop.

If you have returned from travel anywhere outside of Canada, you must self-isolate for 14 days and immediately contact Public Health or your local health care provider if you develop symptoms of COVID-19. Earlier this month all travellers were asked to self-isolated when they returned to Canada. Effective March 25, the federal government made this isolation mandatory under the Quarantine Act to better protect our most vulnerable citizens. Each of us must make the responsible decision to follow the advice of health authorities. It’s in everyone’s best interest to do everything we can to stop the spread of COVID-19.