With a new school year approaching, you might be dreading the morning or afternoon scene at your child’s school. A procession of cars snake in and out of your school pick-up or drop-off zones. The line of cars waiting to get as close as possible stretches up the block. Everyone is in a hurry and stress levels are running high.
But not if you attend Coppard Glen Public School in Markham. Instead, many students and families choose to walk, bike, scooter, or even skateboard to school or to their bus stop. Some park a block away and walk part of the way to school or choose active travel two or three times a week.
This school is one of eight selected to participate in an Active School Travel Pilot Project. As a recipient of the Ontario Active School Travel Fund, the York Region District School Board in partnership with the York Catholic District School Board, Region of York, the City of Markham and Markham’s Cycling and Pedestrian Advisory Committee, have spent the last school year assessing and improving how families travel to and from school.
Read the full article, “Students Champion Walking and Cycling”.