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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

Stepping It Up: Kids Say Walking to School is Healthy, Fun, and Good for the Environment

Metrolinx in Ontario has created a great web video about the benefits of walking to school, as explained by students. Watch and learn about how elementary school students feel about their walk to school and why they are encouraging their peers to try it.

More Info: Over the past 20 years, in Canada and all over the world, there has been a steady decline in active travel to/from school (walking, biking, etc).

Cool Routes to School at F.W. Howay Elementary

Last December, as part of HASTE'S Cool Routes to School program in New Westminster, students at FW Howay were out of classroom to

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