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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ASRTS Handbook & Resource Guide

Designed to help schools communities encourage active and safe travel to and from school. Download it today to learn more about active school travel.

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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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Saving Money and Time with Active School Travel

Did you know your school can save money and time by prioritizing active school travel? Download this comprehensive report to learn more.

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Special Events

ASRTS coordinates special events for Clean Air Day, Bike to School Month and International Walk to School Month. Find out how these programs can positively benefit your school today!

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

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“Off on the Right Foot” Newsletter

Sign-up for our ASRTS e-newsletter, Off on the Right Foot! Learn about active school travel, children's health, and more.

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Bike Education and Skills Training (BEST) Program

Learn more about our new Bike Education program piloted in the Seven Oaks School Division.

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Air Quality School Presentations

Free Air Quality Health Index presentations for Grades K-6 focusing on the effects of motorized transportation on air quality.

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Resources & Research

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)

Thanks to Our Funders

Thank you to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, Manitoba Healthy Living and Seniors, Recreation Connections Manitoba, the City of Winnipeg, MPI, Health Canada, The Winnipeg Foundation, and the Toronto Catholic District School Board for supporting our program.