Welcome to the DSR
The morning and afternoon walk (or wheel) to and from school is an opportunity for kids to connect with their neighbourhood and friends, improve their mental health through exercise, help the environment, and experience independence on a daily basis. Every child has the right to safe and enjoyable mobility options in their communities, which help to promote healthy, active lifestyles starting at an early age.
100% of students walking or wheeling to and from school every day.
The DSR is an active transportation system for kids, with kids. Our approach is grounded in the fact that kids possess a unique and valuable understanding of their community and how they like to travel in it. We employ award-winning community engagement strategies to understand how students are traveling to school and the challenges they face. Then, we work closely with the community to develop solutions to overcome these challenges. Our aspiration is to get 100% of students to walk/wheel to and from school every day.
2020-2021 School Year
The DSR is currently in phase 1 development with 5 elementary schools of the HWCDSB. We partnered with these schools at the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year with the intention of developing our approach to improving the active transportation environment and getting more students walking/wheeling to school. Despite the unprecedented circumstances that this year has brought, these schools have shown incredible support for this project. In a collaborative effort, each school community has identified the ‘network’ of routes that students take to school, the barriers they face along the way, and different projects to overcome these barriers. This Spring we are beginning to designate these routes as “Daily School Routes”, which we see as a critical component to creating an active transportation system for kids.
We believe that students and parents know their community best.
The dashboard for the DSR.
What is a Daily School Route?
Our design principles.
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