Safe and active routes to school

August 26, 2016 - 2 minutes read

West Vancouver Schools encourages all families to walk or roll to and from school.TransLink Walk to School Infographic Final

Walk, ride or roll
Students who use active modes of transportation show:

  • Better concentration ability
  • Have lower risk of obesity, heart disease, cancer & diabetes in the long run;
  • Are more likely to get the required 60 minutes of daily physical activity.

Slow down
After labour day, you will be required to slow down to 30 km/hr between 8 am & 5 pm on school days, where school zone signs are posted.

Worried about getting wet in the rain or your child getting cold? Dressing for the walk to school weather also means they are prepared for the weather at outdoor recess.

Drive to 5
Avoid the crowds by parking a few blocks away and walking your child to school. After school, meet your child in the school yeard and walk to the car together. You may learn interesting thins about their day.

Watch the signs
Obey the street signs, they are posted for everyone’s safety.

  • Drop off/pick up zones are designated spots for your child to safely exit or enter your car from the curb side.
  • Keep things moving.

Be respectful
Students, staff and parents volunteer as traffic patrollers to help keep EVERYONE safe.

  • Show your appreciation for their important work by following directions.

It’s easy to make mistakes when you’re in a rush, but don’t speed, block traffic lanes, make u-turns, double park, block driveways, pass cars at a crosswalk or use the drop off zone as a parking lot. These actions put students at risk.