- 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
Walk/Wheel on Wednesdays
“Walking to school makes me feel proud, I want to shout it very loud, You can walk with friends and family too, Did you know it is a good exercise for you?” - Gr. 4 Student at Morton Way Public School , Brampton , Ontario
Whatever name your school gives it, the idea is to designate one day per month or one day per week as a Walk to School Day or a Wheel to School Day, starting right after International Walk to School Week in October.
Families do not need to make a commitment to walk or wheel every day, just on the designated day, giving them opportunities to slowly break the driving habit and adjust their schedules accordingly. Successful Walk/Wheel on Wednesday programs have led to community-wide Walking School Buses/Bicycle Trains and reduced congestion around schools.
Want to learn more about wheeling to School? See case study and resource manual below:
Wheeling to School: Assessing Barriers to Cycling to School in Ontario [PDF] A collaborative pilot project between Green Communities Canada and Share the Road Cycling Coalition. This intensive four school pilot assessed barriers to cycling for elementary school children and for schools that wish to promote cycling as an active travel option in Ontario.
Active and Safe Routes to School Cycling Resource Manual This manual has been created by BC’s HASTE (Hub for Action on School Transportation Emissions), with support from Transport Canada. HASTE staff worked with programmers and consultants from across Canada to develop this resource manual for schools looking to encourage and support students cycling to school. This manual is intended as a resource for schools, school districts, and municipalities interested in supporting and encouraging cycling trips by school community members, including students, families, and school staff. Download the manual: available in both english and french.
Getting Yukon Kids on Bikes! Read how the Recreation & Parks Association of the Yukon is creating excitement and getting children back on bikes, go to www.saferoutestoschool.ca/school-travel-planning and click on School Travel Planning: Success Stories.
- Planning for a Bike Rodeo
- Walking Wednesday Instructions
- Student Travel Log
- Notice to Teachers
- Sample Walking Wednesday Flyer
- Certificate for Students or Classes
- Walk Around the World
- Walking Facts - Fantastic Feet Sheet
- Calculate your Walking Pace Class Exercise
- Climate Change Flyer
- Step by Step Fact Sheet