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Thursday December-4-2014

A new HASTe BC Newsletter dropped yesterday, chalk full of active travel goodness. We've got links to studies on the impact of Active and Safe Routes to School, and information about how to give your input on BC's next 10 year transportation plan.

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're always a good time.

Photo credit: Chris Brukard

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New HASTe BC Newsletter: Late Fall 2014

Thursday December-4-2014

A new HASTe BC Newsletter dropped yesterday, chalk full of active travel goodness. We've got links to studies on the impact of Active and Safe Routes to School, and information about how to give your input on BC's next 10 year transportation plan.

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're always a good time.

Photo credit: Chris Brukard

The Impact of Safe Routes to School

Thursday November-13-2014

At HASTe, we've always known that Active and Safe Routes to School programs like School Travel Planning work to increase rates of walking and cycling to school. And now, we have proof!

A recently-released US study looked at 801 schools in four states to "assess how the proportion of students walking and cycling to school changed after the introduction of SRTS programs". Find out what they discovered after the break.

Blaming The Victim?

Monday October-27-2014

As the days get darker and shorter, the Insurance Company of British Columbia is launching a new road-safety campaign aimed at reducing the number of pedestrians injured by motor-vehicles.

While the campaign's goal is admirable, we feel that the campaign's target and the message it is sending - summed up in the tagline "Be a safe pedestrian" - needs reconsideration. Find out more after the break.

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