“Students often ride everywhere in vehicles, even when they have the option to walk, bike, or use public transportation… Sustainable schools aim to be models of sustainable travel, where vehicles are used only when absolutely necessary and where there are exemplary facilities for healthier, less polluting, or less dangerous modes of transport. (Manitoba Education & IISD, Guide for Sustainable Schools in Manitoba)
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!
ASRTS Frequently Asked Questions
Programs and Services
Featured Report: Making Children Count
Featured Resource: BikeWalkRoll
Lea Coté (ext 104)
Heather Mitchell (ext 107)
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