Active and Safe Routes to School

Active and Safe Routes to School

About Us

Active & Safe Routes to School promotes the use of active and efficient transportation for the daily trip to school, addressing health and traffic safety issues while taking action on air pollution and climate change.

Each year, we work with local schools to implement programs that encourage students to walk, run, cycle, skate or bus to school. Parents, teachers and students involved in our programs often remark on the many benefits of active transportation, among them:

  • Students become more familiar with their communities and routes to school
  • Students build their road sense, learning about traffic and bicycle safety
  • Students arrive to school more alert and ready to learn
  • Families build daily physical activity into a busy schedule
  • Families have positive impacts on air and noise pollution by reducing car use

Read about our 2014-2015 school year in our Active and Safe Routes 2017 Final Report.

Our Vision

All students have the opportunity to walk, bike or bus to and from school as a part of their daily school experience.

Our Mission

To realize a measurable shift walking, biking and busing for the trip to and from school, for the health and well being of our students, communities and environment.

Our Goals

  1. Increase community capacity to advance the use of walking, biking and busing.
  2. Advocate for policy and infrastructure that facilitates walking, biking and busing.
  3. Increase awareness and understanding, in the broader community, of the importance of active lifestyles and the supporting built environment
  4. Improve community safety as it relates to walking, biking and busing to and from school.

Our Partners

GreenUP, City of Peterborough, Peterborough Public Health, Student Transportation Services of Central Ontario, Crossing Guards of Peterborough, Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board, Peterborough Community Police, and the Healthy Kids Community Challenge.

Our Stats

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Download here: ASRTS PTBO