Georges Vanier Catholic School and Stephen Leacock Public School have recently joined School Active Transportation Planning. The program aims to increase the number of students walking and wheeling to/from school on a regular basis. Whether a child walks to school or to a school bus stop, the fresh air, exercise, and time with friends all support children’s physical and mental well-being and their growing independence. In addition, air pollution and traffic around the schools during bell times decreases, benefitting the entire community!
If you would like….
- your child to walk or wheel more often, check out this Parent Tip Sheet.
- to help your school increase rates of active and sustainable transportation, check out this Resource Sheet for Schools.
- to sign-up for an Ottawa School Active Transportation newsletter.
- to find out more, contact email@example.com.
School Active Transportation Planning is funded by Ottawa Student Transportation Authority (OSTA) and the City of Ottawa, and is delivered by EnviroCentre in partnership with Ottawa Public Health.