SD46 is leading an Active School Project in 2022 to help encourage Active Travel for students, parents/ caregivers, staff and community through the 2022-2023 school year. This initiative is funded by the British Columbia Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure.
Active Travel to school has many benefits. It improves students’ health, well-being, and academic achievement. It also reduces traffic volume, congestion, air pollution and climate change impacts. And Active Travel creates opportunities for friendship, a sense of belonging and healthy independence.
We want students and families to be enabled to ride, walk and roll to school more often. Even walking part way or changing one travel trip per week is a great step!
Many schools are hosting active travel school events like Ride, Walk and Roll to School events, student bike skills training, and offering draw prizes to participating students. Teachers are being provided lesson content to build student skills and foster best practices to make active travel fun, safe, and positive for all. We aim to pilot several Walking School Bus and Bike Trains in SD46 to offer more students an adult supervised trip to school.
Whether you ride, walk or roll, please:
- Travel together,
- Follow the rules of the road, and
- If you’re wheeled – please wear a helmet.
Thank you for your support – Let’s Go SD46!