School Map for Active & Safer Walking Routes
The map below provides important information about the benefits of active school travel, which include not only benefits to your health but to the community and the environment as well.
A recent survey by StatsCan found that only 7 percent of Canadian children were active enough to gain substantial health benefits. This means that over 90 percent of children do not get the daily activity recommended for prevention of diseases such as diabetes and cancer.
Encouraging children to actively commute to and from school (such as walking or biking) can be an important source of physical activity and a valuable part of a lifestyle that promotes the health of children and the environment.