About Safer School Travel (SST)

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

Every school should have a Road Safety Plan.  A realistic and balanced approach is required between providing for the safety of children and the mobility of vehicles.  The road safety plans should address:

  • identifying all issues in the walk/cycle limits of a school
  • strategies for all modes of transportation
  • vehicle reduction initiatives
  • engineering, education and enforcement measures
  • parent and community initiatives

It is envisioned that a PAC subcommittee will be responsible for developing the School Road Safety Plan (SRSP).  This would be undertaken in cooperation with all relevant stakeholders.

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Overview of the Safer School Travel Plan:

Step 1 (Set-Up): comittee is established; timelines are devloped

Step 2 (Data Collection & Problem Identification): family surveys; mapping; site visit; traffic counts; issues summarized; Stakeholder meeting

Step 3 (Action Plan): Safer School Travel Road Safety Plan created; Best Walking Routes Map developed

Step 4 (Implementation): Stakeholders take on assigned tasks developed from Road Safety Plan.

Step 5 (Ongoing Monitoring): Follow-up data (family surveys) to evaluate progress and any new issues; Safer School Travel Road Safety Plan and Best Walking Route map adjustments. 

 

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Safer School Travel Brochure 2013-06-28 348KB