School Travel Planning

A School Travel Plan is a comprehensive action plan that allows school communities to research and assess the barriers to active school travel. School Travel Planning brings together a diverse group of people in the community (school boards, public health officials, parents, educators, children, elected representatives, etc.) to increase the number of children using different modes of active transportation and school travel activities.

The benefits of developing a School Travel Plan include:

  • Improved health and safety for students
  • Reduced traffic congestion around school site
  • Reduced pollution and improved air quality
  • Reduced bussing costs 
  • Opportunities to save money on gas

For more information visit the school travel planning section on the Active & Safe Routes to School website.

Links and Resources

  • Metrolinx - Active and Sustainable School Travel
    • General information and resources for schools and communities
  • Green Communities Canada - School Travel Planning: Facilitator Guide and Additional Resources
    • General information and resources for school travel planning