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Wed, 01/07/2015

Editorial: Resolving Inactivity

Helping children get the exercise they require and does not have to cost a lot of money.
Mon, 12/22/2014

Rise Of Bike Trains A Win For Children's Health, Environment

A small-scale local solution to some huge global issues we are facing right now.
Tue, 10/28/2014

Making schools in Coquitlam more walkable

Kids lead on traffic safety around school

HASTe Goes off to College

Thursday October-1-2015

HASTe staff were invited to teach a special topics course on active school travel at Langara College in Vancouver. This was an exciting opportunity, because although the longform of our name includes that catchall "SCHOOL", it's not often we get to work in a post-secondary environment.

The course was attended by students and faculty from the Applied Planning Program and focused on the benefits of active transportation and how it applies to planning for communities, campuses, and cities. Learn more about HASTe's approach to these topics after the break.

Key Statistics on Youth and Cycling

Thursday September-17-2015

Just in time for back-to-school, PeopleForBikes recently released some interesting new statistics on youth and cycling. The news is mixed, with some really positive information:

And some related statistics that are a bit less sunny:

To see the full picture, click here.

Walking To School Goes Mainstream!

Tuesday September-8-2015

There was a time when only environmentalists and free-range-parents would advise you to let your kids walk to school. Well, there was a time when everyone walked to school, but let's keep this 21st century.

This year, walking to school - or, even better, letting your children do so unaccompanied - officially went mainstream, with an endorsement by that venerable Canadian journalistic institution, The Globe and Mail. To be fair, the editorial notes that walking to schools is "a subversive act" and warns readers that they will "to earn the opprobrium of [their] fellow parents."

But hey, it's a start. Click here to read the full article.

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