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Saving Time and Money with Active School Travel

A comprehensive report on the costs of school transportation in Ontario and how incorporating school travel planning policies can save time and money while furthering work for safe, active journeys to and from school.

School Travel Planning

The School Travel Planning documents, newsletters, and other related media have been moved to its new dedicated page here.

Research Documents

The Canadian Child- and Youth-friendly Land-use and Transport Planning Guidelines – English Executive Summary Adobe PDF(Adobe PDF). Prepared for Ontario by the Centre for Sustainable Transportation. For the full Guidelines document and other related publications please visit www.kidsonthemove.ca

Active & Safe Routes to School: Ontario Evaluation - Summary Report Adobe PDF(Adobe PDF). Conducted by Informa and commissioned by Green Communities Canada. For copies of the full document please contact us via email.

Children's Independent Movement in the Local Environment

Children's Independent Movement in the Local Environment: Roger Mackett, Belinda Brown, Yi Gong, Kay Kitazawa and James Paskins. University College London. Published in Built Environment, Vol. 33 No. 4, pages 454-468, 2007. This paper documents the University College London's CAPABLE (Children's Activities, Perceptions And Behaviour in the Local Environment) study that explored the independent behaviour of children. This link will take you to the paper abstract. Only subscribers to the site can access the full text: www.atypon-link.com

Active & Safe Routes to School: Ontario Evaluation - Summary Report Adobe PDF(Adobe PDF). Conducted by Informa and commissioned by Green Communities Canada. For copies of the full document please contact us via email.

The Impacts of Cars on Children MS Word (MS Word)
Compiled by Dr. Catherine O'Brien of the York Centre for Applied Sustainability, York University, in Toronto.

KidsWalk: Then and Now MS Word (MS Word)
A Paper by Christina Kober, Clemson University, 2004, inspired by the Safe Routes to School program in the U.S.

Noise impacts on children MS Word (MS Word)
Noise: A danger to our children. - Arline L. Bronzaft

Small Steps/Large Rewards: A Community Based Social Marketing Research Project MS Word (MS Word)
Executive Overview and Conclusions and Recommendations. Conducted by Informa Market Research for Greenest City.
Full report Adobe PDF(Adobe PDF)

Ontario Walkability Study MS Word (MS Word)
Executive Summary, Walkability Study, Provincial Report, York University's Centre for Sustainability.
Full report Adobe PDF(Adobe PDF)

Parent Attitudes MS Word (MS Word)
Executive Summary, Parent Attitudes and Travel Behaviour Regarding the Trip to School, Dr. Catherine O'Brien.
Full report Adobe PDF(Adobe PDF)

Ontario Ministry of Health Heart & Stroke Foundation - Finding answers. For life. Green Communities Canada
Papers and research appearing in this section of our web site are provided with the permission of the authors. This work was inspired by, or completed for, Safe Routes to School programs around the world, and does not necessarily reflect the work of Green Communities Canada.
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