School Travel Planning Toolkit
The STP Toolkit contains everything you need to implement School Travel Planning in your community:
Please note that the toolkit is designed for elementary and middle schools and may require some adaptation for use in secondary schools. Resources specifically for older students can be found toward the bottom of the toolkit.
The STP Handbook
The STP Handbook provides a comprehensive, step-by-step guide to the School Travel Planning process.
Phase 1 Tools: Set-up the project
- Recruiting an STP Facilitator – Job Description
Establishing STP Committees
- Municipal STP Committee – Terms of Reference
- Municipal STP Committee – Statement of Support
- School STP Committee – Terms of Reference
- Securing School Board Ethics Approval – Submission document
- Securing School Commitment – School Agreement
Communicating to the school community
Phase 2 Tools: Assess conditions
Conducting a school travel survey
Conducting a family travel behaviour survey
- Instructions for conducting the family survey online
- Instructions for conducting a paper-based family survey
- Family survey data analysis tool
Assessing the built environment and traffic
Phases 3 & 4 Tools: Develop and implement an Action Plan
- Action Plan Inspiration Guide, to help develop the STP Action Plan for a school, including examples of key programs and initiatives that may be appropriate to include.
Phase 5 Tools: Evaluate progress and performance
Documenting the process:
- School Travel Plan – report template
- Sample School Travel Plans:
Conducting a benefit-cost analysis of the STP process:
High School Resources
- The Ottawa High School Pilot Project adapted the School Travel Planning model to the high school context. Read the Project Overview for further information.
- School Travel Planning for high schools has been further developed by Green Communities Canada as part of the Eglinton Crosstown STP Project- Supplementary Report- High Schools funded by Metrolinx.
- Sample School Travel Plan reports
- The Region of Peel, in partnership with Green Communities Canada, developed the 10-Step Handbook for High School Bike Projects.
These resources are useful for promoting active school travel in francophone schools:
- Affiches (francaises) et collants (bilingues) (Posters and stickers)
- Cyclisme pour les écoliers actifs at en sécurité – Manuel de resources (Active and Safe Routes to School – Cycling Resource Manual)
- Transportation Actif Infographique