Today’s release of the Active Healthy Kids Canada Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth is on the subject of Active Transportation and how…
Been thinking about joining Peg City Car Co-op? This is the perfect time, as Winnipeg’s first and only carshare is doubling its network of fuel-efficient vehicles around central neighbourhoods. West Broadway, Corydon Village, UWinnipeg, Broadway-Assiniboine, Osborne Village, and South Osborne.
If a cosmetic pesticide ban in Manitoba is an initiative you would like to support join the Cosmetic Pesticide Ban Manitoba coalition today.
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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 first ever webinar series starting this November 2012! 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.
Today’s release of the Active Healthy Kids Canada Report Card on Physical Activity…
Have you ever gone for a walk in Fort Richmond? With so many cul-de-sac’s and missing sidewalks it can be a difficult feat! It is no wonder our own staff Adam and Anders even got lost!
Residents of Lord Roberts neighbourhood in Winnipeg have launched a Facebook page to draw attention to something that should be obvious to all drivers: stop signs mean stop.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 »