How can we develop and possibly pilot a sustainable walking school bus model?
Project Description: Today more than ever, students are being driven to school when many could be walking, cycling or rolling there. This is creating enormous traffic issues around schools, not to mention increased levels of pollution, less physical activity for students, and many other negative impacts. Walking school buses have been piloted across North America but often fail without sustainable funding or partners. This challenge will be to engage stakeholders across the City to come up with a sustainable pilot.
City Staff: Rachel Johnson, Program Coordinator-Sustainable Mobility
Deliverables: Feasibility Study, Pilot
Location: City wide
City Strategy Priority: Community Engagement and Participation, Economic Prosperity and Growth, Healthy and Safe Communities, Clean and Green, Built Environment and Infrastructure
Availability: Fall semester 2019 (September - December)
Staff participation: Two hours/week
Number of groups: 2