The School Walking Routes program promotes active travel, such as walking or travelling by bike, wheelchair or other mobility devices, to and from school. School Route signs installed around the neighbourhood guide the way to schools and alert drivers to watch for children.
The program was created in 2008 by citizen volunteers from the Traffic Safety Council and supported by City staff. It is now part of the Vision Zero Action Plan as an approved action (action 91), and it helps the City reach its goal of zero fatal and serious collisions on the road.
For participating schools, the City will:
You can find more information about the program in the resources below.
Use the map created for your school to plan your active travel route to school.
Stay up to date on the School Walking Routes program, learn about and participate in challenges, and learn more about what the City is doing to promote walking and rolling to school.
If you have any questions about the School Walking Routes program or to learn how your school can take part, please email Laura.Zeglen@mississauga.ca.