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Little trail blazer! Olive happily rides her bike to her first day of Grade One. 


Speeds around Winnipeg's elementary schools have been reduced to 30 km/h.   Exceeding the limit, effective between 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. on weekdays will cost you $310 for going the usual posted limit of 50 km/h.  A pedestrian hit at 30 km/h has a 90% chance of surviving, while a pedestrian hit at 50 km/h has a 20% survival rate. Slow down to save lives.
The shift in children's freedom to independently travel around their neighbourhoods is well captured in this short film from Streetfilms.org. If this strikes a chord, you might be interested in checking out Free Range Kids Guru Lenore Skenazy's visit to Winnipeg, Thursday September 11th, 7 pm at Valour Community Centre (715 Telfer Street). Tickets are available by contacting us here.
CounterPoint is an app that helps you count traffic in your neighbourhood.
It's fun. It's easy. It's important.  
Start counting. Try the app today.

September 23 webinar:
Successful Support for Active and Sustainable School Travel Planning


Join CanadaWalks September 23 from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. CT for a webinar designed to support your School Travel Planning projects with grade K-8 students across Canada.
 
This webinar will cover 
 
Active and Sustainable School Travel (ASST) School Marketing Campaign - Presenters: Jennifer McGowan, School Travel Advisor; and Courtney Richardson, Intern, Smart Commute at Metrolinx (Greater Toronto and Hamilton area) Ontario.
 
Student Engagement in STP Case Studies - Presenter: George Mammen, PhD candidate in the department of Exercise Science at the Health and Exercise Psychology Unit, University of Toronto.
 
The iSchoolTravel Calculator - Presenter: Ken Martin, Executive Director, the Hub for Active School Travel (HASTe), Vancouver, BC.

CounterPoint traffic counting app- Presenter: Anders Swanson, Project Manager CounterPoint developent, Green Action Centre, Winnipeg, MB
 
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