About the Project

Active School Travel (AST), or walking and wheeling to/from school, is an innovative way to support healthy cities. AST improves mental and physical health and provides social, economic, and environmental benefits. However, current AST initiatives focus on getting from ‘A’ to ‘B’ (home/school). To create a healthy cities culture, active transportation, including AST, must prioritize the journey and the destination – engaging youth with public spaces. We propose a new model of AST: Active School Travel ABC’s: Just getting from ‘A’ to ‘B’ misses what you could ‘C’. This work will build on our existing knowledge, experience, and momentum for active transportation.

For more information about this project contact: sircle@ualberta.ca

Helpful resources for this project include:

  1. Ever Active Schools, Active Travel: https://everactive.org/projects/ast/
  2. CIHR, Implementing Healthy Urban Policy Workshop: https://cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/51563.html

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