Walk the Walk! To School.
"When I was young, I had to walk 5 kilometres to school. Uphill both ways!"
Yeah, yeah, we've heard it before, but whatever happened to walking (or biking, roller-blading, skateboarding) to school? Since 1985, the proportion of Canadian children walking to school has fallen by 50% to just 1 in 3, in spite of the fact that many live within walking distance of their schools.
Metrolinx, in partnership with municipalities, school boards and NGOs across the province (including P4E), is working to increase the number of students walking/biking to school, and school councils can help! Check out the research, resources and tips to get students and parents moving on Metrolinx's School Travel Resources page.
Join the discussion about active school travel.