Active School Travel
Active School Travel (AST) emphasizes the importance of walking, cycling, and public transit. More students using ASST means less cars on the road, less pollution, improved safety, and increased physical activity.
Smart Commute Hamilton and the Hamilton AST Hub work to engage the community and schools in active and sustainable school travel initiatives.
The goal of is to facilitate a measurable shift in travel behaviour towards active and sustainable travel through
- Policy change
- Infrastructure improvements
- Capacity building
- Education and awareness
Hamilton Active & Sustainable School Transportation (ASST) Charter
This charter serves to inform a long-term commitment to providing support, resources and training towards active and sustainable school transportation. We will work together to encourage safe, healthy and sustainable routes to school through our committment to these ASST principles:
- Street design for comfort, convenience and safety for all users.
- Supportive land use and site planning.
- Personal and community safety.
- Partnership, collaboration and shared responsibility.
- A culture of active and sustainable transportation.
The City of Hamilton, Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board, and Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic School Board are committed to AST as shown in the charters:
For more information contact:
Physical Activity Specialist
City of Hamilton
Email: [email protected]
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