Toss a coin into our donation boxes at participating Manitoba Liquor Marts in Winnipeg during the month of June! Your spare change will make a difference.
Looking to re-connect with nature? Plan a camping trip? Explore Manitoba? Here’s some information to get you started.
The Compost Winnipeg Downtown Challenge was a friendly waste diversion competition for businesses in the downtown area that ran from April 22nd until May 7th. The…
A dog can add lots of activity to your life, but that often means traveling to parks and paths in your car. This year, I vowed to get out with my dog on my bike!
Everything you need to know about Manitoba’s 2016 Commuter Challenge.
School Travel Planning
School Travel Planning aims to get more families walking and wheeling to/from school by bringing together community stakeholders to identify barriers to active transportation for each school and develop a written action plan. School Travel Plans are based on transportation demand management (TDM) principles and they benefit the schools they are designed for as well as the communities that surround them. With STP, active school travel becomes a realistic choice for a greater number of families, while educating citizens and pooling community resources efficiently. The STP process highlights the importance of supporting active school travel through the creation of local school district and municipal plans and policies.
School Travel Planning increases daily physical activity, reduces traffic dangers on school routes and in school zones, and decreases local air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. Through STP curriculum resources, students learn how their individual actions can contribute to, or detract from, the natural environment and even future generations. Students and families involved in STP through active school travel have also been shown to have a higher quality of life and improved well-being.
This pilot program will apply Active and Safe Routes to School and School Travel Planning programming to a blended framework that will promote and support increased access and opportunities for children and youth, ages 6-12 years, to engage in physical activity and healthy living practices in the critical after school time period.
We have a bunch of tools, resources and information to get you started with School Travel Planning! The STP process is usually guided by a facilitator. We can help you choose a local facilitator and provide them with access to a training guide and toolkit or even set them up with a workshop hosted by Green Action Centre!
Several school communities in Manitoba are already taking action to reduce the barriers to active school travel. Are you interested in being the next school community on this list? Contact us and find out how to get started with School Travel Planning!
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.
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!
Fancy software for simple things: measuring kids walking and biking to school. With a computer, and one simple class-time survey question, BikeWalkRoll lets school populations from anywhere in the world monitor their transportation patterns overtime.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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