School Travel Planning

School Travel Planning is a community-based approach that has been used with success to increase the number of children choosing active transportation modes to get to and from school.


Read the latest national School Travel Planning newsletter at

Access the new and updated 2012 Canadian STP Toolkit at

Port Moody and Coquitlam were part of the phase 2 pilot during the 2007/8 school year. Phase 3 of the School Travel Planning pilot took place in the BC communities of Vernon and Surrey. Phase 4 continued in Vernon and Surrey and added the City of New Westminster and the Township of Langley. Nationally, this extended pilot took place in every province and territory across Canada.

New communities are joining this inclusive process. We welcome their participation, one that succeeds in partnership with teachers, parents, students, school boards, municipalities, public health, and road safety and education professionals.

You can find updates on the work being done in each of the BC Communities by clicking on the links below:

If you would like more information about School Travel Planning in BC, please contact

Children’s Mobility, Health and Happiness: A Canadian School Travel Planning Model is an initiative of Green Communities Canada, and was funded through the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (CPAC) which has received its funds for this project from the Public Health Agency of Canada.

The Partnership's Coalitions Linking Action and Science for Prevention (CLASP) innitiative recognizes that, across the country, organizations and agencies are implementing programs to promote healthier living and create healthier communities. CLASP brings together more than 30 organizations, including disease-specific groups, health ministries and cancer agencies, to integrate research, practice and policy work on cancer and chronic disease prevention and to accelerate action on shared priorities.




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