We envision a province where all children can walk and bike to school on safe routes.

The Active and Safe Routes to School (ASRTS) program has been working in Manitoba for over a decade to encourage active school travel through presentations, events, and programming. Walking and cycling as a means of transportation are on the decline in Canada, as part of a decades-long international trend toward more sedentary lifestyles and increased dependence on vehicles. We’re here to change that!

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Who Are We?

Learn about the history of ASRTS and what we do.

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Programs and Services

Changing student travel habits can be tricky. We can help. Take a look at how we can work with you to promote active travel in schools.

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ASRTS Events

Participate in one of our annual events: International Walk to School Month, Bike to School Month, and Clean Air Day.

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We have what you need to make safe active travel a reality in schools.

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Featured Report: Making Children Count

A call to action to increase active school travel in Manitoba! This report includes study results, health challenges faced by youth, and possible actions to improve active school travel rates.

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Featured Resource: BikeWalkRoll

Go online or download the app BikeWalkRoll to get a snapshot your classroom's school travel modes.

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Related Events

May 7, 2018 12:00 am
Bike to School Month 2018

March 19, 2018 7:00 pm
Parent’s Night for Active School Travel

February 12, 2018 12:00 am
February Province Wide Count

Contact Information



Program Coordinators:

Lea Coté (ext 104)

Heather Mitchell (ext 107)

Justin Quigley (ext 109)

Sean Carlson (ext 103)


Province of Manitoba, Department of Sustainable Development | Province of Manitoba, Department of Health, Seniors and Active Living | The City of Winnipeg | Manitoba Public Insurance | Health Canada | Heart & Stroke Foundation | The Winnipeg Foundation | Recreation Connections Manitoba | The Toronto Catholic District School Board