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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.

Separated bike lanes - an idea so simple, even kids get it!

DreamRider Theatre's ace reporter, 9 year old Tina, digs up some dirt on Vancouver's new separated bike lanes.

This video, which features local Vancouver luminaries Amy Walker and Councilor Andrew Reimer, is one of the first put out through Dr

Walk21 Active and Safe Routes to School Pre-Conference Workshop Report

Earlier this month, 50 participants from across Canada and around the world spent a sunny Sunday afternoon at a workshop coordinated by HASTE.


Participants had an opportunity to introduce themselves and their work, followed by presentations on different developments in the field of Active and Safe Routes to School.

Pace Car Program Grants

Safe Kids Canada is offering $500 Pace Car grants in support of the “Walk This Way” Child Pedestrian Program. Decrease speeding in residential communities everywhere by introducing a Pace Car Program in your neighbourhood!

Safe Kids Canada is offering $500 Pace Car grants in support of the “Walk This Wa

Walk21 Active and Safe Routes to School Pre-Conference Workshop

Before the 2011 Walk21 Vancouver Conference officially gets underway, join practitioners from across BC, Canada

Global Children's Challenge

The Global Children's Challenge just might be the perfect compliment to iWalk (International Walk to School) this fall.

Register Your School for iWalk: October 3-7, 2011

 iWalk - also known as International Walk to School Week - is an annual, week-long, world-wide event held every year in October that encourages students, parents, staff and community members t

Hazelgrove Elementary families are excited to have Mayor Watts join them on their walk to school

Surrey’s Walk and Roll to School Challenge, organized by HASTE, the Hub for Action on School Transportation Emissions, and the City of Surrey, officially kicked of on April 20th to celebrate

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