On The Bus

On The Bus

On the Bus is a fun and interactive introduction to the Peterborough Transit System provided to Grade 3 classes in the city of Peterborough. This program focuses on active and sustainable transportation choices, and is tailored to meet specific curriculum expectations.

This 1.5-hour trip begins when the City Bus arrives at your school to pick you up! As we travel around Peterborough, students practice their map reading skills and develop a greater knowledge of their local community.  The trip includes a stop at the Peterborough Transit Authority’s Bus Barn for a chance to interview the bus driver!

On the Bus was developed more than a decade ago by Active and Safe Routes to School Peterborough as a way to introduce children to public transit. The program generates excitement and enthusiasm about riding the bus, and also encourages younger students to begin making connections between their transportation behaviour and its environmental impact. This program is among the most successful programs offered by Active and Safe Routes to School Peterborough.

Program Dates

We are excited to be able to offer the following dates for the On The Bus program 2019/2020

Program dates:

Monday, October 21st, 2019
Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019
Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019
Thursday, October 24th, 2019
Friday, October 25th, 2019

Tuesday, February 18th, 2020
Wednesday, February 19th, 2020
Thursday, February 20th, 2020
Friday, February 21st, 2020

Monday, February 24th, 2020
Tuesday, February 25th, 2020
Wednesday, February 26th, 2020
Thursday, February 27th, 2020
Friday, February 28th, 2020

Each day will have a morning and afternoon session (one class per session).
AM session is 9:30am to 11:00am, PM session is 1:00pm to 2:30pm.

To register please follow this link.

Registration is open to Grade 3 classes.  Other grades will be placed on a wait list and contacted if space is still available. On the Bus is offered as a free program thanks to the generosity of the City of Peterborough and our partners.

For more information and to register contact Jaime Akiyama at 705-745-3238 ext 210 or jaime.akiyama@greenup.on.ca.

Contact Information

Jaime Akiyama, Coordinator, Transportation and Urban Design Programs, GreenUP
Phone: 705-745-3238 ext 210
Fax: 705-745-4413
Email: jaime.akiyama@greenup.on.ca

Downloadable Documents

Lesson 1: Crossing the Street
Lesson 1 Materials: Steps to Safe Crossing Cards
Lesson 2: Transportation Pictograph
Lesson 2 Materials: Transportation Choices Cards
Lesson 3: Map of My Community
Lesson 4: Public Transportation Poll


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