Active and safe routes to school

We provide resources and supports to schools and families that want to get active!

Walking or biking on the trip to and from school is an important (and fun!) step towards children and youth getting the recommended amount of daily exercise and time outdoors for physical and mental health. 

Bike EVERYWHERE Month

May 1 – May 31, 2021

EVERYONE IS INVITED TO BIKE EVERYWHERE MONTH 2021

The warm-weather bike season is just getting started… Register your family, class, or entire school. 

1. ACTIVITY KIT: pick and choose from 10 activities

2. CHALLENGES: 

  • Street ReDesign
  • MPI Safety Image Social Media (special prize)
  • Letter to your local politician and official 

3. PARTICIPATION PRIZES! Email you completed challenges to asrts@greenactioncentre.ca to be entered for prizes.

To get started, fill out the 3 minute registration form: https://forms.gle/qd6p64rFWKgfMGYd8 

Getting Started

Ways you can get involved and encourage biking, walking and wheeling in your neighbourhood and at your school

Bike Everywhere Month x Clean Air Day: 2021 RECAP

This year, Bike Everywhere Month and Clean Air Day each reached 190+ schools and families, and actively engaged over 60+ active and sustainable champions across Manitoba and beyond! Check out the recap to learn all about what happened this year.

Streets made safer with School Streets

School Streets pilot extended until end of the year

School Streets – We want to hear from you!

What is the future of School Streets in Winnipeg? Give us your input to help us figure out the next steps!

Recent Posts

Walktober

October 1 – 31, 2020

Celebrate walking for the month of October!

Walkabouts 101

October 7, 2020

Walkabouts are a great way to talk about road safety and neighbourhood accessibility. Join our short tutorial to learn more about how to host your very own walkabout!

Why active school travel?

Walking, biking and rolling to and from school has positive impacts on children’s mental, emotional, and physical health.   

Our Highlights

How are Canadians doing in Active School Travel?

Active and Safe Routes to School Program Handbook

Our program handbook is full of ideas to get your school more active, with resources for special events, walking school buses, and other programs to get you started. 

Making Children Count

This is a report with key results, a summary of health challenges, and suggested actions to improve school travel rates, based on a study of Manitoba school, from 2015-2017.

Prairie Dog Projects

Skill-building for the entire family. Prairie Dog Projects will help the whole family learn and grow with activities to explore active transportation and more!  

What we did in 2019 – 2020

Through innovative programs and support of local champions, more kids are biking and walking to school. Here are some of our accomplishments from this past year. 

New Bike racks distributed to schools

Schools registered for walking and biking Initiatives

Students Participated in Clean Air Day

Learn about walking school buses!

Meet the team

Kris Kuzdub

kris@greenactioncentre.ca

(204) 925-3777 x105

Mel Marginet

mel@greenactioncentre.ca

(204) 925-3777 x112

Beth McKechnie

beth@greenactioncentre.ca

(204) 925-3777 x102

Sankranti Patel

Thank you to our funders

Thank you to our partners