Active transportation to school – walking or cycling to get to and from school– has long been known to be an important source of physical activity for children. However, many of today’s parents drive their children to school because they think that it is safe and convenient. Car traffic is linked to more traffic collisions, more greenhouse gas emissions and an overall decrease in children’s levels of physical activity.;
Did you know?
Start by taking “small steps”
Some “bigger steps” you can take include:
For more information and other ideas on the activities go to Active & Safe Routes to School website.
Toronto Public Health can work with your school community to support active transportation programs. Public Health Nurses can help reinforce knowledge gained from curriculum resources and help to promote physical activity messages to children and youth. Contact us at 416-338-7600.