Route Planning for Safety

One key traffic safety consideration is the route that a walking or cycling group will choose for the trip to school. In many circumstances, the best route for a pedestrian or a cyclist will differ from the route a driver would choose to travel from a neighbourhood to a local school.

For this reason we have developed guidelines for mapping and choosing a best route for a neighbourhood group planning to walk or cycle to school. These best routes can be determined for an entire school community: as routes are established from the various neighbourhoods where families live, they can be mapped and communicated to your entire school population.

The goal of identifying a Best Route is to establish and choose the route that best suits the mode chosen, and to reduce the risk for pedestrians, cyclists and drivers.