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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.

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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.

Help Shape BC's Next Provincial Transportation Plan

Tuesday October-14-2014

BC Transportation Minister Todd Stone wants YOUR input on BC's next 10 year transportation plan.

photo by Chris Burkard

The online feedback forum is open from today until December 12th, and will provide British Columbians with an opportunity to shape the province's transportation agenda for the next decade. Visit the government's public engagement website to learn more about BC's transportation picture and network, and to take the survey and have your say.

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