The Ontario Active School Travel program is pleased to announce a new online resource to support active school journeys in communities across the country.
SchoolTravel.ca is the new home of the Canadian School Travel Planning Toolkit and the Ideas Lab resource hub. The Lab is a searchable catalogue of 35 actions, for example, family travel surveys, walkabouts, anti-idling campaigns, and much more! These action cards include a description of the activity, steps for implementation, and additional resources. They can also be printed for on-the-go use!
The search function of the Lab can help people find the initiatives right for them. For instance, someone can search by theme (education, encouragement, enforcement, engineering, and evaluation), by audience (broader community, municipality, parents, principals, school boards, students, and teachers), and target grade (1-3, 4-8, 9-12, and Kindergarten). Additionally, people can search based on their main issues of concern (traffic problems, school culture, lack of data, etc.) or by the travel modes (walking, cycling, public transit, etc.) they are interested in.
We encourage you to use SchoolTravel.ca to support safe and active school travel in your community! The resources are available in both English and French.
SchoolTravel.ca was made possible thanks to financial support from the Government of Ontario.