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Active Transportation and Air Pollution: Healthy Commute & Playground Use at Calgary Schools

Month: September 2019
Organization: Alberta Health Services
Products: ArcGIS Desktop 10.5, Adobe Illustrator

This map shows an exploratory, descriptive spatial analysis that investigates the location of schools in relation to air pollution and active transportation. Air quality is evaluated using the air quality health index, a composite index based on nitrogen dioxide, particulate matter and ozone. This analysis identifies schools according to two levels of concern: schools in car-dependent locations with relatively high pollution, and schools in locations conducive to active transportation yet exposed to relatively high pollution.