Is it time to get your bike ready for another season of cycling? Maybe you haven’t ridden your bike for a few years and are thinking about using it again. Either way, there are a few things that you should consider to make sure your bike is ready for the road.
A recent article in the Free Press prompted us to respond to the issue of cyclists riding too close to the curb and at the same time re-post some cycling tips that we created for you early spring riders.
Disposable coffee cups are enough of a environmental issue without encouraging their use through promotions like Roll up the Rim to Win. Is winning a donut worth the waste?
See what happens when you find a 75,000 cubic centimeter box of corks in the basement of your parents house along with an ornate frame…
What’s the scoop with this universal bus pass or “U-Pass” for post-secondary students? Read on.
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.
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.
Participate in International Walk to School Month (“IWALK”) to celebrate active transportation over a day, week or entire month of October!
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.
Friday, February 14th our Active & Safe Routes to School program and our friends at MEC had a fun-filled day with families looking to try winter cycling…
Find the bright side of winter by trying out some winter events- the Winter Cycling Congress, Winter Bike to Work Day and the Family Winter Cycling Celebration!
Here’s what we’re asking Santa for this year — gifts from the Province of Manitoba, Government of Canada, and the City of Winnipeg among others..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.More »