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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.

Back to School & Back to the Future!

SPECIAL TO PARENTS. As the new school year approaches there's no better time to re-think the way your children travel to school. Travel behaviour is one of the hardest habits to change especially for families, so we've outlined a few small steps to help your family become the most active and healthy school commuters possible.

Marty McFly epitomized "Cool Routes to School"

Well before Marty McFly was jumping on and off of his hoverboard or in and out of his DeLorean time machine, walking and biking were the bes

Velo-city Global 2012

HASTe rolls in and rolls out of VeloCity better equipped than ever!  We spent all week at the International Cycling Conference in Vancouver and we couldn't be more excited about the future of cycling in BC! Especially for youth!

HASTe was fortunate enough to have a couple of presentations accepted as part of the conference.  Kerry Hamilton, Community Programs Manager preached the good word about Right to Bike: A P

Queensborough Middle School CAR FREE FESTIVAL

Queensborough Middle School in New Westminster celebrated their first ever Car Free Festival last week and WOW what a festival it was! Check out the slideshow...

A BIG THANK YOU to everybody who helped organize and make the festival a smash hit!

Debbie Jones, Principal QMS
Kim Johal, grade 5 teacher QMS

Singing in the Rain! Surrey school launches Extravaganza in Style!

Students and families from Berkshire Park Elementary School in Surrey were accompanied by Mayor Diane Watts on a rainy walk to school to help launch this year's Surrey Environmental Extravaganza!

This year Berkshire Park Elementary hosted the opening event for Surrey's 10th Annual Walk and Roll School Challenge.

How Bikes Make Cities Cool

Have you been to Portland lately? It could be one of the coolest cities in North America and now made even cooler by this video. We particularly like the footage of the school bike train (starting at 2:00). In fact, HASTE has some very exciting and similar projects on the go right here in BC.

In New Westminster we have developed a program based around the bike train idea called a Bike Pool, not to be mistaken with

Home from Kelowna: HASTE attends The 2012 Building Sustainable Communities Conference

Last week HASTE attended the Building Sustainable Communities Conference in snowy Kelowna. The conference was a great chance for us to connect with a whole bunch of people who are very enthusiastic about making our communities better places to live. And although we didn't spot the legendary Ogopogo, here's what we did discover...

We started our conference adventure at the transportation workshop and learned that places all over the world are using similar approaches to increasing active school travel as we are here in Canad

The Future of Bicycling in British Columbia?

We at HASTE got really inspired by this video from the Netherlands. Could this be the future of bicycling in British Columbia? We sure hope so and we're doing our best to make it happen.

HASTE has teamed up with a group of bicycling advocates who are very keen on bringing standardized bicycle training to kids across BC.

A New Year - New Way to Travel - Final Countdown

OK, the final countdown is on! We’ve posted our Final 4 New Year’s resolutions with the age-old question in mind: Why did the chicken cross the road?

The list so far...

A New Year - A New Way to Travel: Part II

Happy Chinese New Year!  It is the year of the dragon, which symbolizes change, mobility and hope for a prosperous future. We thought that was a perfect fit into our "bicycle" themed post this week as HASTE continues to put a new spin on helping you achieve your resolutions for 2012.

dragon bike


7. Learn Something New - Or rediscover something old!

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