SAFER ROUTES TO SCHOOL
Carisbrooke Elementary is implementing a School Traffic Safety project in collaboration with the North Shore Safe Routes Advocates.
The purpose is to promote more students walking, cycling or otherwise using active transportation
for their school journey as much as possible.
WHAT IS IT?
The benefits of more students making the school journey using their own steam include:
• Improved health
• Arriving to school alert and ready to learn
• Stress reduction
• Increase self confidence and esteem
• Less pollution within the school zone
• Reduced traffic congestion at and around the school
• Improve safety on neighbourhood streets.
Through this program, concerned parents, teachers, a safe routes facilitator. and out safer routes to school co-ordinator Victoria worked with municipal, school district and public health officials to deal with the issues that stop our students from using active transportation. When we know what school travel choices you’re making and why you’re making them, we can create a travel plan that considers the needs of all our students.
In February of 2015, the school and CPAC submitted a request to the North Shore Safe Routes Advocates to participate in the 2015 2016 School Travel Planning Process (STP). The program provides funded consultation to create a school specific action plan. The STP will primarily address the issue of creating more active and safer routes to school.
Our request was approved and initial planning is currently underway with the North Shore Safe Routes Advocates and will follow through to next year. http://www.saferoutestoschool.ca/.
Should you have any questions please feel free to contact either Victoria, or Rahel our schools program coordinator.