Active and Sustainable School Travel
School Site Design Guidelines
The design guidelines are intended to help stakeholders develop school communities that foster active travel and sustainable travel by helping various stakeholders find common ground and clarify a common language to create partnerships and advance recommendations.
Active and Sustainable School Travel (ASST) emphasizes the importance of active transportation (e.g., walking, wheeling, and rolling) and public transportation.
The more students using ASST means less cars on the road, less pollution, improved safety, and increased physical activity.
Transportation’s Sustainable Mobility and Public Health’s Chronic Disease Prevention work to engage the community and schools in active and sustainable school travel initiatives.
The goal of the ASST program is to facilitate a measurable shift in travel behaviour towards active and sustainable travel through:
- Policy change
- Infrastructure improvements
- Capacity building
- Education and awareness
- School travel planning
- Fund school bike racks