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Active and Safe Routes to School - Calgary

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Schools are hubs of community, and quality school travel planning initiatives can contribute to student health and learning outcomes, improve safety, and reduce traffic congestion and harmful emissions that contribute to poorer air quality in school zones at drop off and pick up times.

In October 2019, through funding from the City of Calgary, a three year pilot of the Active and Safe Routes to School project began. Thirty schools benefited by being led through the School Travel Planning (STP) process by a trained and experienced Ever Active Schools facilitation team.

On completion of the pilot, funding was extended for two years and an additional twenty schools began their school travel planning journeys to increase opportunities for safe and active travel for their school communities.

To learn more about this project, visit the City of Calgary's Active and Safe Routes to School page

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