Active & Safe Routes to School is a community-based initiative that promotes the use of active transportation (walking, biking, bussing and rolling) for the daily trip to and from school. The program addresses health, physical activity, and traffic safety issues while tackling air pollution and climate change.
Active & Safe Routes to School (ASRTS) is a proven way to improve transportation safety and efficiency and increase the number of students who use active modes of travel. The project uses a coordinated and systematic approach over a fifteen month to address infrastructure, behavior, enforcement and educational needs on school grounds and in the surrounding neighbourhood.
Remember your Back to School Brakes
This September, drivers are being reminded that school zone speed limits will be in effect and drivers are required to slow down and exercise extra caution to ensure the safety of students on the roads and sidewalks around schools. Watch for the signs, 'Remember your Back to School Brakes' around school zones. And take a moment to review the top safety tips for drivers, parents and students.
ASRTS Program Goals
- Motivate and encourage increased use of safe, active travel for children, youth and their families
- Identify solutions to address traffic and transportation challenges in and around schools
- Conduct targeted research to support the case for local investments in infrastructure and for policies which encourage sustainable transportation use.