Safe Routes to School

Active school travel is any form of non-motorized travel such as walking, cycling, skateboarding, roller blading, scooting or using a wheelchair to get to and from school.

Active school travel creates healthy communities with many benefits:

  • Improves safety and accessibility in and around school zones
  • Empowers students to choose an active lifestyle which can last a lifetime
  • Improves physical health which supports brain development which can lead to improved learning and attention at school
  • Improves mental and social wellbeing – develop confidence and independence by getting to know their neighbourhood
  • Reduces our carbon footprint with less emissions from vehicles

2016 Presentations to Parents

City of Langford – Walkways and upcoming projects to make streets and paths safer

City of Colwood – Walkways, bike paths and projects

District of Sooke – Planned paths and projects including those already completed

Capital Regional District – Active Transportation & Healthy Communities Program

BC Transit – Information for students and passengers