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School Travel Planning (STP)

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School Travel Planning (STP)

What is School Travel Planning?

School Travel Planning (STP) assists school and community groups in developing active transportation plans to help more children and youth walk and wheel more often and safely in their communities. It offers in-depth consultations to guide groups through a five-step process:

  • Program Setup & Identify a Program Team
  • Gather Data & Identify Problems
  • Create an Action Plan
  • Implement and Celebrate
  • Evaluation and Ongoing Monitoring

STP in Nova Scotia

The STP process has been piloted in 24 schools in Nova Scotia since 2007 in Halifax Regional Municipality, Bridgewater, Chester District, Annapolis County and Cape Breton Regional Municipality. For more information, see these resources:

Tiny Travel Planning (TTP)

Tiny Travel PlanningIn 2013, we piloted our Tiny Travel Planning program to help  decrease the number of car trips and increase the number of parents and children using sustainable transportation to arrive at and depart from child care centres. Find our more by viewing the Tiny Travel Planning information sheet [pdf].  We've also made a short video highlighting one family's experience. Check it out here!


Get Involved

For more Information, contact us at:

Tel: (902) 442-0209
Fax: (902) 405-3716
Ecology Action Centre, 2705 Fern Lane, Halifax, NS B3K 4L3

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Program Sponsors:

  • Province of Nova Scotia
  • ARC - Automotive Recyclers of Canada