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 school travel plans. To get your school involved in STP, contact Peel Public Health at 905-799-7700 or SchoolHealth101@peelregion.ca.
School Bicycle Parking Program
After the success of a 2015 pilot project, the Region of Peel School Bicycle Parking Program is now an ongoing initiative to provide safe and secure bicycle racks to schools throughout Peel to help encourage students to cycle to and from school. To find out how you can apply to receive a new bike rack at your school, contact email@example.com.
Bike to School Week
Check out our Storify page to learn about some of the activities and initiatives Peel Region schools were involved in during Bike to School Week 2016.
Registrations for Bike to School Week 2017 are now open! Join thousands of students and teachers across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area to celebrate cycling! Visit the Bike to School Week 2017 website to register your school and get resources to help with planning and promoting events at your school. Learn more about Bike to School Week 2017 in Peel Region and promote it at your school with the Peel Bike to School Week 2017 poster
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.
- Baseline Classroom Survey Data Entry Tool (Excel file)
- Follow Up Classroom Survey Data Entry Tool (Excel file)
- Hands Up Classroom Survey
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 SchoolHealth101@peelregion.ca
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
- Peel School Trip Planner Tool
- Metrolinx Stepping It Up pilot project
- Teaching Children to Cycle Safely
- Walking with Children
- Active & Safe Routes to School
- Active and Sustainable School Travel - Metrolinx
- Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board
- Ontario EcoSchools
- Peel District School Board
- Peel Environmental Youth Alliance (PEYA)
- School Crossing Guards - Brampton
- School Crossing Guards - Mississauga
- School Travel Trends Reports (GTHA & Peel)
- School Walking Route Program – Brampton
- Student Transportation of Peel Region (STOPR)
- Getting to School – Smart Commute
- Walk to School TED Talk