Active school travel
projects and programs
Active and Safe Routes to School is a program that encourages children, youth, and families to walk, bike, or roll on the journey to school.
Through special events, school travel planning, presentations, resources, data collection, and our innovative cycling education program, we work with schools to reduce barriers to using active and sustainable school travel.
Here are some of our key projects and programs help school communities get moving.
Bike Parking Program
In partnership with the City of Winnipeg, we offered free bike racks to schools across the city to increase access to bike infrastructure and promote biking to school. Click here to learn more!
Bike Education and Skills Training (BEST)
In 2016, we began working with Bike Winnipeg, Seven Oaks School Division, Manitoba Public Insurance, and the WRENCH to introduce cycling education into Manitoba’s Physical Education curriculum. Click here to learn more about the BEST Program.
Free to be Kids
Free to be Kids is a community-led initiative working towards healthy independence for Manitoban children. Independent play is an important component of child health and development. Through advocacy to change to policy and legislation that restricts how children are able to move, play and explore, and by encouraging a shift in public perception and social expectations, children in Manitoba will have more opportunities for safe, independent play.
A great way for schools to encourage students to bike to school, while reducing barriers, is by owning a set of locks that are available to borrowed by students for the day if they forgot theirs, don’t have access to one, or experience an issue with the one their currently own. Start a program at your school!
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Safe Speeds Winnipeg
Safe Speeds Winnipeg is a group of concerned citizens and organizations that want to see safer roads and neighbourhoods in Winnipeg, aligning with other cities that are implementing Vision Zero policies. Through advocacy, community engagement, and consultation, Safe Speeds WPG is supporting 30km/hr speed limits for residential streets.
School Travel Planning (STP)
School Travel Planning (STP) is a holistic approach to addressing the barriers that keep kids from walking or wheeling to school. We work with schools and communities set up a multi-year action plan, and provide support along the way.
A school street is a road in front of a school that is made into a walk and bike path. The street is blocked to vehicles, creating space for students and parents who are walking, biking and rolling to get to school safely.
Green Action Centre is thrilled to pilot School Streets at Isaac Brock School September 2020, in collaboration with the City of Winnipeg, Cindy Gilroy, and the Winnipeg School Division.Learn more about school streets and the pilot at Isaac Brock.
Read the School Streets Overview.