The Active School Travel Program encourages the safe and active travel of students to and from school. The program provides a number of campaigns and events designed to help create safer neighbourhood routes for children, increase physical activity levels, reduce pollution and foster community spirit.

Once parents and children discover the benefits,they might consider starting a Walking School Bus and if just nine families participate regularly they can collectively prevent almost 1,000 kilograms of carbon dioxide from being released into the atmosphere.

To find out more, please visit Active & Safe Routes to School or download the official brochure [PDF].

Read “How do your kids go to school” Markham Life article.

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