When we hear talk of a ban on products we have come to accept as readily available to us, our reaction is often to…
….and they are in infographic form too!
Sometimes it’s hard to imagine the impacts of climate change when it’s talked about at a global scale. The Prairie Climate Atlas shows us what it means closer to home and in a way non-scientists can understand.
Many thanks to everyone who came out and participated in Clean Air Day 2016! The day began with free coffee and cinnamon buns for…
30 minutes in nature, every day?
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 Bike to School Month, 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.
Starting in February 2016, the Active and Safe Routes to School (ASRTS) program at Green Action Centre is conducting a province wide count of transportation modes for Manitoba schoolchildren.
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.
Schools: Send in your tally before Monday, November 16th to be entered to win great prizes for participating in International Walk to School Month!
Celebrate Bike to School Month and Clean Air Day to encourage students to bike or walk to school. Win some great prizes just by taking part!
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.
View all our archived webinars from the series to learn what you need to help you increase walking and wheeling in your community.
Many thanks to everyone who came out and participated in Clean Air…
If you ever needed a reason to walk or bike to school, just watch our fun, new video and join Bike to School Month 2016.
Thank you to all schools who participated this year! Hope to see you in the Fall for International Walk to School Month!More »
This report summarizes effective approaches to Active Transportation across Canada, as well…
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.More »
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