School Trip by Transit

School Trip by Transit

Active School Travel Peterborough recognizes the educational value of learning opportunities outside the classroom.  Exploring Peterborough and the many attractions it offers adds to the educational experience for local students.

We encourage teachers to consider traveling using Peterborough Transit for their class trips. 

Peterborough Transit’s regular routes and schedule provide a transportation option that is inexpensive, convenient, and a valuable experience.

By using Peterborough Transit, you can expand the learning experience beyond the destination.  Make the travel part of a school trip equally as valuable.  It is an important skill to be able to plan a route, interpret a schedule and normalize the use of transit.  Lower the carbon footprint and the cost of your class trips by taking public transit.  By increasing comfort levels, transit can become a mode of transportation that is both normal and accessible.

Program Services

How to get your class on Peterborough Transit

Our School Trip By Transit pilot program, will help by:

  • Visiting your class to assist with route planning and interpreting the transit schedule
  • Helping to educate students on how to use transit
  • Providing a class set of transit passes* (Day Pass that allows you to ride all day on transit)
  • Liaising with Peterborough Transit

*pilot includes a limited number available, first come first served.  Education and support available to all.

Contact Information

Jaime Akiyama, Coordinator, Transportation and Urban Design Programs, GreenUP
Phone: 705-745-3238 ext 210
Fax: 705-745-4413


GreenUP, City of Peterborough, Peterborough Public Health, Student Transportation Services of Central Ontario, Crossing Guards of Peterborough, Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board, Peterborough Northumberland Victoria Clarington Catholic District School Board, Peterborough County, and the Peterborough Community Police.