Cold, healthy fun

This may sound strange, but this picture really warms my heart:

Kids on bikes in the snow with big grins. But even better is the backstory to the picture. Check it out after the break

The above picture was shamelessly lifted from an article that ran in the Calgary Herald last month entitled

Share the road

As the days get shorter, wetter and a little less pleasant, here's a nice little video from the folks at the Canadian Automobile Association with a simple reminder about other "road users": whether they're cyclists, drivers, pedestrians (or all three), they're all people.

Mayor Awards her Golden Shoe to "kick off" International Walk to School Week in Surrey


Surrey Mayor Watts awards Hyland Elementary's now Grade 1 class with the Golden Shoe Award for their successful involvement in HASTe's Environmental Extravaganza Stick to it Challenge.

Pro-Walk, Pro-Bike, Pro-Place = Pro-HASTe


  This September HASTe presented at the ProWalk, ProBike, ProPlace Conference in Long Beach, California. Read more to see what we want to share with BC Schools and Active School Travel Champions!



Back to School & Back to the Future!

SPECIAL TO PARENTS. As the new school year approaches there's no better time to re-think the way your children travel to school. Travel behaviour is one of the hardest habits to change especially for families, so we've outlined a few small steps to help your family become the most active and healthy school commuters possible.

Marty McFly epitomized "Cool Routes to School"

Well before Marty McFly was jumping on and off of his hoverboard or in and out of his DeLorean time machine, walking and biking were the bes

Velo-city Global 2012

HASTe rolls in and rolls out of VeloCity better equipped than ever!  We spent all week at the International Cycling Conference in Vancouver and we couldn't be more excited about the future of cycling in BC! Especially for youth!

HASTe was fortunate enough to have a couple of presentations accepted as part of the conference.  Kerry Hamilton, Community Programs Manager preached the good word about Right to Bike: A P

Queensborough Middle School CAR FREE FESTIVAL

Queensborough Middle School in New Westminster celebrated their first ever Car Free Festival last week and WOW what a festival it was! Check out the slideshow...

A BIG THANK YOU to everybody who helped organize and make the festival a smash hit!

Debbie Jones, Principal QMS
Kim Johal, grade 5 teacher QMS

School Travel Planning 2012 National Results

School Travel Planning Results 2012 from Leslie Cook on Vimeo.

Executive Summary of the Results are also available here!


Since 2010, schools and School Travel Planning committees in BC and across Canada have b

Singing in the Rain! Surrey school launches Extravaganza in Style!

Students and families from Berkshire Park Elementary School in Surrey were accompanied by Mayor Diane Watts on a rainy walk to school to help launch this year's Surrey Environmental Extravaganza!

This year Berkshire Park Elementary hosted the opening event for Surrey's 10th Annual Walk and Roll School Challenge.

How Bikes Make Cities Cool

Have you been to Portland lately? It could be one of the coolest cities in North America and now made even cooler by this video. We particularly like the footage of the school bike train (starting at 2:00). In fact, HASTE has some very exciting and similar projects on the go right here in BC.

In New Westminster we have developed a program based around the bike train idea called a Bike Pool, not to be mistaken with

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