Active School Travel

Students experience increased health outcomes and come to school better prepared to learn; traffic congestion in school zones is reduced and therefore safety is improved; and greenhouse gas emissions are greatly reduced.  

At Ever Active Schools, we have plenty of experience working with school communities and building relationships with schools across other portfolios of work. That, combined with our mandate of building and supporting healthy school communities, puts us in a unique position to carry out work within the Active School Travel realm. We work with many partners to resolve barriers to active travel.

Our approach to Active School Travel fuses Comprehensive School Health with School Travel Planning, a model that originated with Green Communities Canada and Ontario Active School Travel.

Click the boxes below to check out our Active School Travel projects.

City Cycling Strategies

 

 

20190418 Tomahawk Walk KM 0086

Explore Your 2.4

 

 

20190418 Tomahawk Walk KM 0323

Increasing Capacity for Active School Travel Planning

 

 

kids playing outdoors

Stepping Toward a Greener Tomorrow

 

 

Looking for more? Contact our Active School Travel Coordinator, Tracey Coutts, for information on any of the above projects or with ideas for a project of your own! And don't forget to check out the resources below that we've developed related to Active School Travel.

Policy and Practice Recommendations

This document seeks to inform school boards wishing to promote Active School Travel (AST) among their school communities.

These recommendations are meant to be used within each unique school board’s context, anticipating that each location will adapt these recommendations to fit their own needs. Some recommendations may be easier to implement in certain school districts based on the existing foundations in policy, community support and/or committee organization. Other recommendations may be longer term goals to work toward.

Bringing City Cycling Strategies to Life: A Guide to Hosting City Cycling Clinics

Included in the guide are lessons learned from hosting these clinics, a comprehensive list of needed supplies, and a detailed plan for skill development stations (which could easily be used for a bike rodeo instead of a full cycling clinic!)