HASTe BC Newsletter Fall 2014

Hello! and welcome to the October 2014 Edition of the HASTe newsletter. If you’re receiving this, you’ve either signed up for our newsletter or somebody we think wouldn’t mind getting occasional updates about HASTe BC and the resources it offers. Thanks for taking a look! Rather not? Feel free to unsubscribe below.


Walk this Way… Cross this Way!

BCAA & HASTe promote crosswalk safety

Does your school have a crosswalk right outside school grounds? Is your school trying to promote more crosswalk use? BCAA offers FREE safety patrol resources, equipment and training material for schools. Find out more about the program and resources here.

 School is bbbBACK!


A few weeks behind schedule but kids and teachers across BC are back in the classroom and HASTe is stoked! We’re looking forward to reconnecting with our schools, and all the principals, teachers, students, and parents we haven’t seen in a while!

School Travel Planing Workshops

Need fresh ideas to some old problems?
Morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up should not be a stressful activity. Creating better travel choices for kids improves the health and safety of everyone.    

HASTe is offering full day workshops for municipalities or groups wanting to improve the way kids get to and from school.

Our most recent workshop in Oak Bay, Victoria, was a big success with a wonderful turnout.

Contact Kerry Hamilton, if you’re interested in bringing a workshop to your community.

Spoked about the Future!

These are results you want to ride home about!
Congratulations to all the schools who participated in the best Bike to School Week EVER.

Thanks to HUB who posted individual school awards and lots of photos.
Here are some of the overall numbers:

– over 80 schools registered.
– an average of 210 trips per school.
– a record breaking 50% participation rate at some schools.
– over 40 schools participating in Bike to School Week for the first time.

Stay tuned for next year! Bike to School Week 2015 (May 25-29)

HASTe Staff

Staying inspired and learning lots.
Kerry Hamilton, Community Outreach Manager, recently attended the Pro Walk Pro Bike Pro Place Conference in Pittsburgh,
focusing on how cities across North American are making walking and cycling a priority.

Mike Smith, School Programs Manager, led a group of geography students from the University of the Fraser Valley to San Francisco and re-imagined how we use our streets and public spaces.

Omar Bhimji, Project Manager, was included on a prestigious list of speakers at the Veloworks Cycling Conference in North Vancouver last week.

That’s it for another edition. If you’d like more information and resources for bringing sustainable transportation ideas, education or action into your school, visit the HASTe Website or contact us at info@hastebc.org or 604.347.7704
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