Active Streets, Active People
Active Streets, Active People (ASAP) is an innovative project undertaken to evaluate the influence of social and built environments on the mobility of Vancouver residents. Mobility contributes significantly to the health of people of all ages and early evidence suggests that built and social environments interact to impact this health outcome. Active Streets, Active People looks at the built and social environments of three different groups: youth (ASAP - Junior), older adults (ASAP - Senior), and older adults born outside of Canada (ASAP - Foreign Born).
ASAP is funded by the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadian Insitutes of Health Research, Peter Wall Solutions Institute, Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR), and the Telus Vancouver Community Board. The interdisciplinary ASAP team is based at the University of British Columbia, the Centre for Hip Health and Mobility, and the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University and spans the social to applied sciences.