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CRD's Ready Step Roll Sustainable School Commute Planning initiative helps enable school communities to use active and sustainable transportation to/from school more often by reducing barriers in accessibility, safety, convenience and comfort.

Active and sustainable transportation includes riding bikes, scooters, rollerblades, skateboards, wheelchairs or the bus, all or part-way to and from school.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the benefits of the Ready Step Roll initiative?

When we choose active and sustainable school transportation options everyone wins. Check out the list of benefits for students and caregivers who walk and wheel to and from school or the bus stop:

What is Sustainable School Commute Planning?

Ready Step Roll is a sustainable school commute planning initiative which aims to increase rates of students using active and sustainable modes of transportation for their commute to and/or from school, using a school catchment/neighbourhood-based planning process.

Active and sustainable transportation includes riding bikes, scooters, rollerblades, skateboards, wheelchairs or the bus, all or part-way to and from school.

Similar initiatives have been successfully implemented in many communities across Canada and internationally. The 2016 report International Best Practices in Regional Planning for School Travel looks at a number of case studies and key learnings from around the world.

Why does the CRD offer a sustainable school commute planning initiative?

The CRD Board Priorities and Corporate Plan identifies transportation as a key regional priority and envisions residents having access to a convenient, green and affordable multi-modal transportation network that enhances community well-being.

Helping to further this priority, the CRD works with municipalities and school communities in the CRD’s Ready Step Roll – Sustainable School Commute Planning Initiative which aims to increase rates of students using active and sustainable modes of transportation for their commute to and/or from school, using a school catchment/neighbourhood-based planning process.

A summary of actions arising from the initiative is presented in the final Sustainable School Commute Planning Report. The final report shows the work being implemented collaboratively with multiple stakeholders including parents, students, school administration, school boards, transportation planners and engineers, public health agencies and law enforcement.

Who are the partners involved in the Ready Step Roll initiative?

The CRD works collaboratively with multiple community partners to facilitate the development of individual school action plans aimed at creating equitable solutions for identified barriers to active school travel. As each school community will have unique jurisdictional considerations and service structures, there are often additional partners for individual Ready Step Roll schools that are not listed here - see Final Reports for the full list of partnerships and stakeholder consultations.

To develop plans, the CRD works alongside:

  • Provincial Government Transportation Engineers and Planners
  • Local Government Transportation Engineers and Planners
  • School Communities
    • Principals, PACs, School Districts, Parents, Guardians and Students
  • Local Community Health, Safety, Education, and Enforcement Agencies
    • ICBC, VIHA, Police, Crossing Guards, CRD Traffic Safety Commission, GoByBike, Cycling BC IRide or other local cycle education groups

CRD Ready Step Roll Sustainable School Commute Planning Initiative

 Are you a school or a parent advisory committee interested in being a CRD Ready Step Roll school in 2024/2025? If so, contact us.

The application period is open until February 27, 2024.


2023-24 Partner Schools

Learning Resources for Students and Families

Plan, Prepare, and Practice active school travel with the following route planning resources.