‘School Streets’ Launched in Markham

The Markham School Streets Pilot launched at John McCrae Public School, using temporary road closures during peak school drop-off and pick-up times. The Pilot closes Sticker Avenue for four consecutive Wednesdays in May.

The Markham School Street initiative restricts access to the school’s Kiss N’ Ride drop-off facility, encouraging parents and caregivers to walk, bike, wheel, or try Drive to 5 to reduce vehicle traffic around the school and increase student safety.  

To learn more about the School Streets Pilot Project in Markham, read the full blog post at GreenCommunitiesCanada.org.

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