We have provided links to related research documents and web sites here:
There has been very little research conducted in Canada related to both
reducing pedestrian collisions AND increasing active school transportation.
A team of researchers and medical doctors at the Hospital for Sick Children
in Toronto, York University and the University of Toronto, Mississauga, are
conducting a program of research to better understand the benefits and risks
of walking and wheeling to school. Review their research to date.
Click on the infographic below to read the Active School Travel Stakeholder Survey Results:
Learn about the Stepping It Up project led by Metrolinx. The active school travel project implemented School Travel Planning at 15 schools in Hamilton and 15 schools in the Region of Peel.
Canadian schools are closing at an alarming rate in favour of larger, multi-purpose schools on the edges of communities, resulting in routes that are beyond a reasonable walking distance. For information on school siting:
- School Siting & School Site Design for a Healthy Community, prepared for the City of Hamilton, August 2012
- Design Guidelines for School Site and Adjacent Lands Planning, prepared by Halton Stakeholders Technical Sub-Committe, May 2011
- An interesting perspective on school closure from Dr. David Gordon, Queen's University
- University of Waterloo's School Closures Policy Research, led by Dr. Mark Seasons
- A discussion paper prepared by Nova Scotia’s Ecology Action Centre
- US Environmental Protection Agency School Siting Guidelines
- Refer to the webinar Location, Location, Location: New Guidance for Locating Schools in a Healthy, Sustainable Way
- Change Lab Solutions - Smart School Siting
- U.S. National Trust for Historic Preservation: Helping Johnny Walk to School
University of Toronto’s Project BEAT: http://physical.utoronto.ca/Beat.aspx
ASRTS Tools of Change Landmark Case Study: http://toolsofchange.com/en/case-studies/detail/635