Active Transportation

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Active transportation is all types of human-powered transportation – walking, cycling, in-line skating or skateboarding, and using a wheelchair. Walking to the bus stop and biking to school or work are some of the way you can take part in active transportation.

Active transportation offers:

  • A chance for people to be physically active on a regular basis
  • More opportunities to meet people
  • Fewer cars on our roads 
  • Less air pollution from greenhouse gas emissions
  • Opportunities to save money on gas and parking

For more on active transportation, visit the Government of Canada website.

School Travel Planning

School travel planning is a process to support school communities improve active travel to/from school.

Active School Travel can help to...

  • Improve physical and mental health
  • Improve traffic and safety around your school
  • Improve air quality and help the environment
  • Have students arrive at school alert and ready to learn
  • Feel more connected to your community

 Information for Parents/Guardians 

Ask your school how you can get involved!

We can help! Contact the Healthy School Team at healthy.schools@healthunit.ca

North Bay

345 Oak Street West
705-474-1400

Parry Sound

70 Joseph Street Unit #302
705-746-5801

Burk's Falls

17 Copeland Street (by appointment only)
1-800-563-2808