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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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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Need a guide? Looking for classroom materials? We've got you covered!

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School Travel Planning

Getting more families walking and wheeling to school by bringing together community stakeholders to identify barriers to active transportation for each school and develop a written action plan.

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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 actions to improve active school travel rates.

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ASRTS Events

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

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Additional Resources

For more information on our program, useful resources, and further research and reading.

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Contact Information



Program Coordinators:

Lea Coté (ext 104)

Heather Mitchell (ext 107)

Justin Quigley (ext 109)


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