Jacky Kennedy is Founding Director of Canada Walks at Green Communities Canada, a walking advocate from Toronto who has been working to encourage walking for more than 15 years. Her current work is around setting up a national school travel plan framework for Active and Safe Routes to School in Canada. Canada Walks has also developed a Walk-Friendly Communities Designation; the first “Walk-Friendly Communities” in Ontario are to be announced in November 2013. Jacky predicts a need for each of us to adopt simpler lifestyles to reduce our combined ecological footprint. She has observed a marked shift in attitudes and behaviours with many more people adopting active human-powered mobility for many of their shorter daily trips and municipalities across Canada developing pedestrian plans. This will mean an increasing proportion of local government spend will be for improving pedestrian infrastructure. 2.6MB 5′ 28″
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