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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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Effective Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 12:01 a.m., the provincial government is issuing a stay-at-home order requiring everyone to remain at home with exceptions for essential purposes, such as going to the grocery store or pharmacy, accessing health care services, for exercise or for essential work.

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Low-risk and indirect contacts should self monitor for symptoms for 14 days from the time of potential exposure and seek testing if symptoms develop. Low risk contacts do not need to isolate unless symptoms develop, and can continue to attend school/work/daycare while monitoring for symptoms.