St. Michael

In the fall of 2020, we conducted the School Walk survey (see results below) and on ground observation at St. Michael to understand how students are getting to school, and the barriers they are facing along the way.

Next steps will be based on discussions with the school community about the results of the survey.

135 Hester Street
Hamilton, ON
L9A 2N9

Routes Map

Transportation Profile

St. Michael is a Catholic Elementary School located in the Greeningdon neighbourhood in Hamilton’s ward 8. According to data from the HWCDSB, there are about 500 students who go to St. Michael from grades JK-8. 49% are within walking distance, and 51% are bussed to school; however, due to many different reasons, some students are driven to school in private vehicles. This is the case in every school across the City.

Our latest data based on 91 responses in fall 2020 suggests that 36% are driven to school, 16% take the school bus, and 14% use active transportation (walking/wheeling). This data may be affected by the constraints of the COVID-19 pandemic.

School begins at 8:40 and students are dismissed at 3:00.

Survey Results


Survey Infographic

Top Reasons Given for Not Walking

Top Changes Required to Encourage Walking

Results based on 91 responses between October and November 2020