School Streets are an innovative solution to encourage active school travel, improve air quality, and increase road safety for children, caregivers, and educators. During spring 2022, Green Communities Canada (GCC) and 8 80 Cities led the Ontario School Streets Pilot (OSSP) to test and apply School Streets on a large scale. The project included the planning and piloting of School Streets in four Ontario cities; Markham, Mississauga, Hamilton, and Kingston.
The pilots were successfully implemented in all four communities, with interesting successes and lessons learned from each project site. Our partners at 8 80 Cities have compiled the data from the pilots and made key recommendations for future School Streets projects, all of which can be found in the recently published Ontario School Streets Pilot Program Summary Report.
Read a summary of the Pilot Program Report at greencommunitiescanada.org.