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National Chair
Go For Green

Ontario Ministry of the Environment



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Conference on active transportation pushes walking, cycling -- September 27, 2004 -- peaceful communities

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Bjorn Nielsen, a Peterborough-based consultant with the Ontario Ministry of Tourism and Recreation, is also the national chair of Go For Green. Go For Green is a Canadian non-profit organization with a mission to encourage outdoor physical activity that protects, enhances or restores the environment. The group was a major contributor to the event in Victoria.

Bjorn says the Canadian caucus' recommendation was to develop a national active transportation action plan with dedicated funding and specific measurable milestones, to double before 2010 the number of people walking and cycling in their daily lives.
While noting Peterborough has taken real steps in promoting active transportation, including the City hiring a transportation demand management planner, he says there are many trends pushing this along across the nation.
"There are a number of converging trends that are occurring," says Nielsen, which reflects the growing interest across the continent in getting people to be more active.
"Our overuse of the automobile is one such fact, as it creates gridlock in metropolitan centres. We've engineered ourselves away from physical activity" by taking up a great deal of desirable room that could be used for cycling and walking, he explains.

Bjorn Nielsen (Past Chair of Go ...

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Bjorn Nielsen (Past Chair of Go for Green)

For information on active living and ...

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For information on active living and environmental initiatives in Ontario, contact Go for Green's Representative, Bjorn Nielsen or visit Active 2010.

Bjorn NielsenConsultant
Ministry of Health PromotionMinistry of Tourism

Communiquez avec nous - Vert l'action

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Bjorn Nielsen (Président antérieur de Vert l'action)ConseillerMinistère de la Promotion de la santé

Ministry of Culture: Regional Offices-Southeast Area

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Bjorn Nielsen (CCSR)Peterborough, Counties of Haliburton & Northumberland, City of Kawartha Lakes, & the County of Hastings (North of Hwy.7)

(705) 755-2629bjorn.nielsen@mci.gov.on.ca

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