School Siting and School Site Design for a Healthy Community!
Stepping It Up Project Celebration &
Visioning of Active School Travel Sustainability in Hamilton
Make School Zones Safer
When families choose to walk or bike to and from school, they make school zones safer. Active transportation is better for kids, parents, neighbourhoods, and the environment than transport by car. Changing transportation mode is a complex issue that goes beyond the travel choices individual parents and children make each day.
Hear what elementary school students have to say about the benefits of being active on the trip to school - watch the Stepping It Up video: Kids Say Walking to School is Healthy, Fun and Good for the Environment. A Teacher's Guide for classrooms is available to accompany this video resource.
Learn more from the experts about how schools and communities can come together to support active school travel through school travel planning, and about the benefits these efforts can bring - watch the Stepping It Up video: How to Get Active on the Trip to School Through School Travel Planning.
Get other ideas for promoting safe and active transportation at www.saferoutestoschool.ca.
Green Communities Active & Safe Routes to School is a comprehensive community-based initiative that taps into the increasingly urgent demand for safe, walkable neighbourhoods. Active & Safe Routes to School promotes the use of active and efficient transportation for the daily trip to school, addressing health and traffic safety issues while taking action on air pollution and climate change.
The Active & Safe Routes to School website provides resources, tools, information and links for schools and communities to create their own unique Active & Safe Routes to School program. All of the resources for teachers are linked to the Ontario Curriculum using the Curriculum Unit planner.