HASTe BC Newsletter Late Fall 2014

Hello! and welcome to the Winter 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.


Study shows:
Safe Routes to School Works

Exciting news from a new study in the U.S.
Results show significant benefits of School Travel
Planning initiatives for communities: increased safety and healthier kids.

Read more about the findings here, which also includes a takeaway policy for planners.

Have your say on BC’s 10 year transportation plan

BC Transportation Minister Todd Stone wants YOUR input on BC’s next 10 year transportation plan.

This is an opportunity to provide your feedback on transportation priorities and issues that directly affect you and your community. The plan will guide transportation choices in the province for the next 10 years.

Please follow the link to take the survey. And note the fast-approaching deadline: December 12th.


Coquitlam takes (kid-sized) steps forward

Taking the lead from a new generation of travelers.
The City of Coquitlam and TransLink have partnered to deliver School Travel Planning and Travelsmart in the Tri-Cities. Eight middle schools will begin the program over the next couple of years.

HASTe is very excited to be working closely with School District 43 and the City to assess school travel culture and educate students on the benefits of active transportation such as walking, cycling, and scooting. Click here for the full story.

Surrey Walk and Roll Week

Almost 7,000 students participated in Surrey’s annual October event this year.
The results are in for Walk and Roll 2014:

1st place: Hjorth Road School – awarded the coveted Mayor Dianne Watts Golden Shoe and $500.
2nd place: Cambridge Elementary – received a brand new bike.
3rd place: Coast Meridian Elementary – won a MEC bike package (locks, helmet, lights).

Congratulations to everyone who participated and a big thank you to the City of Surrey’s partners, ICBC and TravelSmart.

19th Pro Walk Pro Bike

The premier conference in North America for walking and cycling is coming to Vancouver!
Get ready all you health nuts because the conference theme for 2016 is “better health through active transportation.”

HASTe will be out in full force and we’re already talking about organizing a pre-conference workshop for all the folks working and interested in active school travel.

Oil up that rusty chain and bring them walking shoes! See you in 2016!

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