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Sticky: Bike to School Week

Bike to School Week is a chance for Schools throughout BC to encourage and celebrate students and their families cycling to school. This year, HASTe BC and HUB are teaming up again to provide more resources and support to help schools coordinate their Bike to School Week efforts.

Register your school today to receive a free resource package and compete with schools across BC for sweet prizes!

Employment Opportunity - Vancouver & Richmond

HASTe is hiring in Vancouver and Richmond. We're seeking a qualified candidate for the role of Active and Safe Routes to School (ASRTS) Facilitator in the City of Vancouver and the City of Richmond. For a full job description, please click here.

Employment Opportunity - Squamish

HASTe is hiring in Squamish. We're seeking a qualified candidate for the role of Active and Safe Routes to School (ASRTS) Facilitator in the District of Squamish. For a full job description, please click here.

Car Free Schools

This past spring, HASTe helped organize the first-ever Car Free Festivals in Vancouver for high schools. Great events to promote active travel and kick off a car-free summer. Click here to find out more.

Unlearning How to Ride a Bicycle

In celebration of Bike to School Week, here's a video about unlearning how to ride a bicycle, which maybe gets at some undiscovered truths about learning how to ride a bicycle... or something. Worth watching, I promise; this will blow your mind.

 

Bike to School Week 2015 Registration Has Begun

Registration for BC Bike to School Week 2015 is open! Sign your school up for this year's event, to receive a resource package and be eligible to win sweet prizes from our fabulous sponsors. We're aiming to have resource packages in schools by May 1st so don't wait, register today!

Public Transit IS Active Transportation

By: Amanda Frazer, MSc & Dr. Christine Voss

By now you’ve probably heard Canadian children aren’t active enough, and unfortunately that’s nothing new. You’ve also probably heard that getting children and youth to walk or bike to school is one of the most powerful ways to increase daily physical activity. It also goes without saying that young people who walk or bike to school are more physically active during their commute than those who are chauffeured in the family car. But what about those children who live too far to walk or bike to school? Are they necessarily destined for a sedentary childhood buckled down in the family car?

We don’t think so. Find out why after the break.

In our Active Streets, Active People - Junior study we are investigating

Our Story, Our Future

A coherent and compelling explanation of what the upcoming transportation referendum means for the Metro Vancouver region, from a man with more knowledge about and perspective on it than just about anyone. This is a must-watch.

New HASTe BC Newsletter: Winter 2015

A new HASTe BC newsletter dropped earlier this week, highlighting events and information about active and sustainable travel locally, regionally and nationally.

Read the full newsletter, and/or sign up to make sure you don't miss out on future newsletters - we generally send out a new one every couple of months, and they never disappoint!

North Shore ASRTS Workshop

On January 22nd 2015, HASTe facilitated a workshop on Active and Safe Routes to School for stakeholders from across Vancouver's North Shore Region.

While most of the day's proceedings dealt with school transportation issues and ideas particular to the North Shore, many of them are also of universal interest and applicability. If you are interested in learning more about the workshop, check out this newsletter we sent to participants to reconnect them with what was, by all accounts, an inspiring day.

If your community would be interested in hosting a similar event, don't hesitate to get in touch.

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