Here’s a short summary of the many benefits of active school travel, with links to lots of references and further information: http://www.saferoutestoschool.ca/benefits-of-active-school-travel/
Active School Travel, a.k.a. Active & Safe Routes to School, is ramping up in Ontario with a provincial injection of funds and resources. Some places, like Ottawa, have made good progress. In Brockville, the understanding and desire is in place at UCDSB, as are some small beginnings. With provincial co-ordination, hopefully local action will regain momentum. This Ottawa newsletter provides a good overview.
Here’s why Active School Travel is so important, and why the province is stepping up funding for planning and action.