What is School Travel Planning?
School Travel Planning (STP) is a community-based approach to increase the number of students that participate in active school travel. School Travel Planning (STP) encourages communities to work together to ensure that children within walking distance can safely walk or cycle to and from school.
The process brings together community members, e.g. parents, teachers, principals, students, city officials and public health nurses, to identify barriers to active school travel and develop travel solutions to ensure safe routes to school.
Initiatives to support Active and Sustainable School Travel (ASST) include:
• Walking school buses
• Buddy systems
• Safe route maps
• Bike lanes
• Fun walking events, e.g. Wear Yellow Days
• Traffic calming signs, crosswalks and crossing guards
• Cycling education
• Park and walk locations