With the upcoming election, the Active and Safe Routes to School program wanted to find out what each City Councillor and School Trustee candidate thought about active transportation. We’ve received their replies and now you can find out how a candidate in your area responded…
By 2018, there will be a safer way for pedestrians and cyclists to cross the Perimeter from the Northeast Pioneers Greenway at Raleigh/Gateway. Find details on the two possible AT crossing design options here.
It’s official – Winnipeg has it’s first protected bike lane separated from motorized traffic by parked cars. A big welcome for this first with hopes for more to come.
My first search for a guitar pannier didn’t quite hit the right note. But a couple of long-forgotten finds in the attic solved my carrying-guitar-by-bike dilemma.
Here are three reasons why fall is a wonderful time to start composting. ONE – There are tons of autumn leaves! If you’ve read…
Active and Safe Routes to School
Active and Safe Routes to School is a program encouraging the use of active modes of transportation, such as walking and cycling, to get to and from school.
Active transportation has many benefits, including:
- Ensuring regular physical activity for children and parents
- Safer, calmer streets around schools and neighbourhoods
- Cleaner air and a cleaner environment
- Education for sustainable development and environmental awareness
The Active and Safe Routes to School Program is flexible and can be tailored to meet the specific needs of your school and community. Program components include neighbourhood walkabouts, transportation surveys, walking clubs, walking/cycling school buses for children with adult supervision, no-idling zones, and active transportation events including Clean Air Day, the Commuter Challenge, and International Walk to School Day.
We can also help you develop a comprehensive School Travel Plan for your school. Contact us for more information.
The Active and Safe Routes to School Program in Manitoba is run by Green Action Centre and is part of the Canadian Active and Safe Routes to School Partnership.
Check out the e-newsletter for Active and Safe Routes to School in Manitoba. Learn what kids, schools and communities are doing to make active school travel healthy, safe, easy and fun.
School Travel Planning is an international best practice that brings together multiple community stakeholders to identify and resolve barriers to walking and biking to school.
Participate in International Walk to School Month (“IWALK”) to celebrate active transportation over a day, week or entire month of October!
The Clean Air Day Commuter Challenge encourages students to walk or bike to school. Register your school today and receive information, resources, event ideas, and prizes to win.
Join us for our second webinar series starting this September 2013! Learn what you need to help you increase walking and wheeling in your community.
The ASRTS Handbook and Resource Guide is available in hard copy to Manitoba schools and communities at no charge. You can also download the guide by chapter or by resource.
Nominate an individual, school or other group/project for our new Active School Travel Champion Awards! Deadline is June 15th, 2012!
We have resources available for schools to include in their newsletters, along with information on the School Patrol Program.
A comprehensive report on the costs of school transportation in Manitoba and how incorporating school travel planning policies can save time and money while furthering work for safe, active journeys to and from school.
Remember when your parents would say they “walked to school, uphill both ways”? Well our youth can’t share those stories and we are the ones restricting them. But we can change this around!
Heading back to school is a chance to start new green habits for you and your family. Make sure to follow these helpful tips to ensure its a ‘green’ and easy transition.
Biking 8 km with the students of Rosser School and giving out prizes to Manitoba Schools has to be the best way to spend Clean Air Day!More »
On January 25, Winnipeg City Council voted to approve a preliminary plan to widen Kenaston Boulevard from 4 lanes to 6 between Ness and Taylor Avenues. Read the Green Action Centre brief on the project.
These guidelines were developed as tools for municipal transportation and land-use planners to achieve transportation and land-use arrangements that meet the needs of children and youth — and everyone else.
How we get around Winnipeg is a hot topic for most people. Check out what’s happening with development of Winnipeg’s new Transportation Master Plan and hear what Green Action Centre recommends.