Active School Travel

Active School Travel

The Region of Peel encourages walking and cycling to and from school by working collaboratively with a variety of community partners to engage schools and youth in active transportation initiatives.

Programs and Projects

Peel School Travel Planning (STP) Project

The school travel planning program addresses school traffic-related issues and promotes walking and cycling to school by working with the school community to develop and implement a school travel action plan. Help improve air quality and traffic safety around your school while improving the mental well-being and academic performance of students through increased physical activity. To get your school involved in STP, contact Peel Public Health at 905-799-7700 or

School Bicycle Parking Program

The Region of Peel School Bicycle Parking Program is an ongoing initiative to provide safe and secure bicycle racks to schools throughout Peel to help encourage students to cycle to and from school. Since 2015, over 250 bike racks have been installed at over 140 schools in Peel. Applications are now being accepted for the 2018-2019 school year – download the application package (PDF) for more information and to apply.

Bike to School Week

Bike to School Week is an annual celebration that takes place each spring across the GTHA to encourage cycling to and from school. In 2018, over 500 schools across the GTHA participated, including 165 schools in Peel Region.

This year, our goal is to improve on last year and to have 180 schools across Peel registered for Bike to School Week! Register your school by May 3 and your school will receive a free promotional package with a bike pump, helmet, bike lights, bells, stickers, pins and more!

Learn more about some of the activities at schools in Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon during last year’s Bike to School Week, such as bike rodeos, school assemblies, group rides, and more!

Peel Children’s Safety Village

The Peel Children’s Safety Village was established to give elementary school children a place where they can practice road safety rules, and reduce the rate of preventable traffic collisions involving children aged one to nine. They offer ongoing pedestrian and school safety workshops for school children throughout the year.

Peel Safe and Active Routes to School (PSARTS) Committee

PSARTS is a committee of stakeholders, including staff from the Region of Peel, local school boards, police, and interested community organizations. The committee supports education and outreach strategies, and policies and programs that encourage students, families and school staff to choose active, healthy and sustainable options when traveling to and from school.


The 10 Step Handbook for High School Bike Projects

The 10 Step Handbook for High School Bike Projects was created to help High School students, teachers, and community members in Peel work together to develop programs that get more young people riding bikes to school and for everyday transportation.

Supporting documents:

Bike Rodeo Community Kit

The Bike Rodeo Community Kit includes a guide available for download, as well as an equipment kit that is available by request from the Peel Children’s Safety Village. These resources will allow you to organize your own bike rodeo to help young people practice and develop skills that will allow them to cycle safely and with confidence.

Region of Peel Public Health

Peel Public Health’s school health nurses work with schools to bring together administrators, teachers, parents, students and members of the school community to address transportation-related issues and promote walking and cycling to and from school. Contact your school public health nurse to learn more about healthy living, including Active School Travel at your school by calling 905-799-7700 or e-mailing

Walk & Bike to School in Peel Videos

These videos encourage parents and their children to travel safely to and from school, and highlight some of the health and academic benefits of walking and biking to school.

Other links and resources

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