West Shore Parks and Recreation’s hosted the Safe Routes to School & Community Hubs Active Transportation forum on Feb 20th, 2015.
Active and Safe Routes to School is a constellation of the Child & Youth Health Network~.
Collective Next Steps include:
Regional: Support programs that focus on behaviour change. Partner with Parks to connect trail routes to schools.
West Shore: Complete rail trails system. Promote existing trails to get to school. Encourage more conversation between Municipalities and SD62.
North Saanich: Increase communication and partnership between Municipalities, SD and Bike Advocacy groups. (Crossing guards, new schools, cycling programs).
Saanich: Create Active Transportation Master Plan and begin Safe Routes to School Program in Fall 2015. Partner with Community stakeholders to promote.
Find more information about the forum here.