Reports

2018

Report from the Bicycle Network Design Jam

By: Fuller D, Butt R

ISBN 978-0-88901-488-6

The Bike Network Design Jam was held on September 22, 2018 at the Memorial University Signal Hill Campus in conjunction with the Happy City Neighbourhood Summit. Fourteen people participated in the Design Jam. There were 3 objectives for the day

  • Design a fully connected bike network for the Avalon
  • Define 3 priority projects for the City of St. John’s new cycling plan
  • Define pain points for cycling in the City of St. John’s

Overall, participants were optimistic that their plan would increase cycling in St. John’s and promote more sustainable transportation by encouraging people to combine cycling with transit. The designs show what a true connected cycling network could look like in St. John’s and on the Avalon.

Developing Apps for Population Health Research

By: Tobin M, Fuller D

ISBN 978-0-88901-487-9

Health is an important value for Canadians. Chronic disease, physical inactivity and obesity are high (Public Health Agency of Canada, 2016). Advances in technology, including mobile apps, have provided researchers with new ways to collect data. The purpose of this paper is to understand how researchers have developed apps for population health research. The first objective of this paper is to understand the development process for population health research apps. The second objective is to provide recommendations for researchers who are planning to develop population health research apps.