School Travel Planning

School Travel Planning (STP) is a community-based model for implementing active school travel that systematically addresses barriers to and incentives for walking to school. STP strengthens local commitment to active school travel.

STP is a proven cost-effective way to get more kids walking and wheeling to school. When effectively coordinated and implemented, it results in positive travel behaviour changes with health, safety, environmental, and economic benefits.


Through STP, school and community stakeholders collaborate to create and implement school-level action plans that use all of the Five E’s to:

  • address ongoing transportation and traffic safety problems
  • increase the number of students using active and sustainable modes for all or part of the journey to school.

Keys to success

To succeed, STP requires:

  • implementation for at least two or three years at each school
  • a trained Facilitator who works directly with the school, liaises with community stakeholders, leads data collection and analysis, and guides action-planning and implementation

Read testimonials from parents and other stakeholders.

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