- School Travel Planning
- iCANwalk to school...can you?
- International Walk To School Day/Month
- Walk/Wheel on Wednesdays
- Walking School Bus
- Winter Walk Day
- Spring Into Spring
- The IWALK Club
- Idle Free School Zone
- High Schools and Active & Safe Routes to School
School Travel Planning
The School Travel Planning Toolkit is available online, you can access it here.
School Travel Planning is a comprehensive process designed to increase local ownership of Active & Safe Routes to School by engaging stakeholders that include school boards, municipal transportation planners and engineers, public health, police, parents, students and school staff. School Travel Planning undertakes research to assess the barriers to active school travel and uses this knowledge to develop and implement action plans. The involvement of local stakeholders is an important step to ensuring the sustainability of active school travel activities. Benefits include increased physical activity, reduced traffic congestion, improved air quality, enhanced neighbourhood safety and a greater sense of community.
School Travel Planning partners across Canada also advocate for changes to relevant processes and policies related to school district, municipal, provincial and federal levels.
What Happened to Walking? Encouraging Active School Travel in Toronto Summary report from University of Toronto's Canadian Knowledge Exchange meeting, held December 2012. You can read the full report here.
Children’s Mobility, Health and Happiness: A Canadian School Travel Planning Model– results from Canadian schools participating in the 27 month national project. Executive Summary
Active Travel Charter for Canadian Children and Youth
Creating healthy, sustainable communities where active travel for children and youth is the norm
I/We, the undersigned recognize that active travel for children and youth is integral to a healthy, happy, socially inclusive and sustainable community, and we acknowledge the universal rights of children and youth to have safe environments for active travel to destinations like school. We are committed to reducing the physical, social and institutional barriers that limit children and youth’s active travel. We will work with others to create a culture where children and youth and their families choose to use active travel by supporting this Charter and the following strategic principles:
- A successful community for children and youth is a successful community for all
- Children and youth have the right to safe environments for active travel
- Active travel contributes to sustainable happiness and well-being for all
- Community plans should make provisions for children and youth as active travelers
- The school journey is the most common trip for children and youth, and merits specific attention for active travel plans
- Children and youth can help identify barriers and opportunities related to active travel
- Motorized transportation has adverse effects on children and youth, and communities should strive to reduce it
- When children and youth learn to be active travelers, they set habits for life