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Active Transportation
NEW! Daily School Route - An Active Transportation System for Kids!

NEW! Daily School Route - An Active Transportation System for Kids!

The morning and afternoon walk (or wheel) to and from school is an opportunity for kids to connect with their neighbourhood and friends, improve their mental health through exercise, help the environment, and experience independence on a daily basis. Every child has the right to safe mobility options in their communities, which promote healthy, active lifestyles starting at an early age.

The DSR is an active transportation system for kids, with kids. Their approach is grounded in the fact that kids possess a unique and valuable understanding of their community and how they like to travel in it. The process brings together community members to understand how students are traveling to school and the challenges they face. Then, they work closely with the community to develop solutions to overcome these challenges. Their aspiration is to get 100% of students to walk/wheel to and from school every day.

Learn more about DSR here:
https://dailyschoolroute.org/
Active and Sustainable School Travel (ASST) Charter

Active and Sustainable School Travel (ASST) Charter

An Active and Sustainable School Travel (ASST) Charter, co-signed by the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School and City of Hamilton in October 2015, reflects a shared commitment to create a culture in which active and sustainable transportation is the norm where we live, learn, work and play.

Its purpose is to facilitate a measurable shift in travel behaviour towards active and sustainable transportation through:
• policy change
• infrastructure improvements
• capacity building
• education and awareness.

To view the HWCDSB ASST Charter, please see pdf below:

Resources

Resources

Smart Commute
https://smartcommute.ca/hamilton/schools/
Parent Engagement Strategy: https://smartcommute.ca/hamilton/schools/p ...

Ontario Active School Travel
School Travel Planning Toolkit:
https://ontarioactiveschooltravel.ca

City of Hamilton
Pedestrian Crossovers: https://www.hamilton.ca/streets-transporta ...
Back to School Safety:
https://www.hamilton.ca/streets-transporta ...

Driving Tips Around Schools:
http://apps.saferoutesinfo.org/lawenforcem ...

Parent Engagement Strategy and Toolkit to learn how you can help to change the driving culture at your child’s school