Mother walking to school with her children

School Active Travel Program

The School Active Travel Program encourages and promotes walkingbiking, and rolling to school. 

Our focus is to:

  • Encourage more children and their families to walk, bike, and roll to school
  • Improve walking and cycling infrastructure around schools
  • Increase education and awareness around active transportation

The program is a partnership between the City of Vancouver and Vancouver School Board , and is a direct outcome of our Transportation 2040 Plan. The program also supports our Climate Emergency Action Plan targets.


School Active Travel Program Gallery

By City of Vancouver

See our programs in action and how we make walking, biking, and rolling to school safe and enjoyable.

  • School Travel Planning

    By City of Vancouver

    A pedestrian walks next to Laura Secord Elementary School on a raised crosswalk installed through the School Travel Planning program.

  • School Streets

    By City of Vancouver

    Students at École Bilingue enjoy walking, biking, and rolling along a closed-off block next to their school in May 2023.

  • School Slow Zones on Arterials Pilot

    By City of Vancouver

    A School Slow Zone lawn sign reminds drivers to slow down near Stratford Hall.

  • School Active Travel Education

    By City of Vancouver

    HUB Cycling leads a cycling safety course to students at Nootka Elementary School in April 2022.

  • Walk Bike Roll Mini Grants

    By City of Vancouver

    Through a Walk Bike Roll Mini Grant, students at Lord Byng Secondary School repaired donated bikes to be used by their classmates during the 2022/23 school year.

  • Walking School Bus

    By City of Vancouver

    Students and community volunteers walk together to travel to Lord Selkirk Annex Elementary school in January 2022.

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