Kudos to Ottawa for its new $400-million active transportation strategy. This fund will help create a society in which walking, rolling, and cycling are central to our lives. These modes are especially important during the climate crisis and COVID-19. They give Canadians alternatives to the gas-burning automobile while allowing them to exercise in a physically distanced manner. Here’s a suggestion for the strategy’s implementation: in year one, the government should get money out the door quickly and seed projects in 20 small cities. The feds could provide, say, $20-million to help plan and design footpaths, protected bike lanes, and wider sidewalks. A million dollars would go a long way in these communities. It’s crucial to foster a culture of active transport right across the country—beginning with the smaller centres that frequently lack the resources to do this on their own. Gideon Forman Transportation policy analyst, The David Suzuki Foundation Brian Pincott Executive director, Velo Canada Bikes Toronto, Ont.