Safer School Travel Program

 

The Safer School Travel Plan (SST) is a program developed to assist Parent Advisory Committees (PAC's) in developing school road safety plans that make it safer for children to travel to and from school. 

Parents, PACs and staff at the City of Chilliwack’s Safer City section work together to develop a SST program that is tailored for the school. The program identifies school road safety issues and strives to define priorities and create realistic solutions for addressing issues. Strategies are developed from 3 key perspectives: Education, Enforcement and Engineering. The final plan identifies both short and long term goals and becomes part of the school’s education strategy.

Safer School Travel brochure

Traffic Safety around Schools & Playgrounds

Schools participating in the Safer School Travel program:

For more information about the Safer School Travel Plan or to bring the program to your school, please contact Samantha Piper, Public Safety Specialist at 604.793.2766.

 

 

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Description Date File Size
Safer School Travel Brochure 2013-06-28 348KB
Traffic Safety around Schools and Playgrounds 2009-10-15 1.72MB

About Safer School Travel (SST)

The Safer School Travel Program is a tool developed to assist Parent Advisory Committees (PAC’s) in developing School Road Safety Plans.

Central Elementary Community School

Central Elementary was the third school to participate in the Safer School Travel program and started in December, 2004. Students primarily walk to and from Central Elementary and the PAC was concerned about the safety of some of the walking routes.

F G Leary Fine Arts Elementary

F G Leary was the pilot school for the Safer School Travel program and started in November 2004. The PAC contacted Safer City to help resolve road safety issues within the walk/cycle limits of the school.

Promontory Heights Community School

This school is the seventh school to participate in the Safer School Travel Program. Parents primarily walk and drive their children to and from school, and the PAC was concerned about student safety while walking to and from school.

Robertson Elementary

This is the eighth school to participate in the Safer School Travel Program. Parents at the school were concerned about the safety of the routes children are using to walk to and from school.

Tyson Elementary

This school was the fifth school to participate in the Safer School Travel program. Parents at the school were concerned about the speed of vehicles travelling along South Sumas Rd., and the safety of some of the walking routes that children use.

Unsworth Elementary

This is the ninth school to participate in the Safer School Travel program. Parents at the school were concerned about the safety of the routes children are using to get to and from school.

Vedder Elementary

Vedder Elementary was the fourth school to participate in the Safer School Travel program. Parents at the school were concerned about the high volume of traffic and commercial activity on Promontory Road within the vicinity of the school.

Yarrow Elementary

Yarrow Elementary was the second school to participate in the Safer School Travel program and started in October 2005. The PAC worked in conjunction with Safer City to develop a school road safety plan and a best walking routes map in order to ensure that students are able to travel to and from school safely.