Active Travel Week Starts September 28th!
This school year due to COVID-19 and physical distancing recommendations, students are encouraged to walk or cycle to school.
From September 28 to October 4th, Transportation Choices Sunshine Coast (TraC) will be organizing Active Transportation Week with fun school and community-based events that get people out of their cars and moving. Schools and families can participate by informally organizing walking school buses or bike trains, and kids can use sidewalk chalk to decorate their favourite routes to school.
The District of Sechelt has committed to extra road sweeping and maintenance to ensure that road shoulders and bike lanes are in good shape for students cycling to local schools. SD46 is also piloting a map with several schools that identifies the safest routes to school which will be available later in the fall following consultations with local parents.
Walking and cycling to school has the double bonus of promoting children’s health while reducing carbon emissions at the same time. For more information visit www.transporationchoice.ca or contact TraC at email@example.com.
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