Phase 1 – Set-Up
The Set Up Phase is intended to engage the school community, inform key stakeholders on the program and the process, determine if the school is ready and committed to carrying out the program, recruit volunteers for the STP Team, and begin collecting information to help with the overall implementation.
Phase 2: Collect Information
The purpose of this phase is to collect information to gain an understanding of the traffic concerns and barriers to walking/wheeling/busing to/from school. This phase contains family & youth surveys, traffic counts/observations, and a walkabout to understand the travel behaviour and safety concerns in your school community. The information collected will help create the Action Plan.
Phase 3 – Create Action Plan
The action plan is designed to help your STP team develop a plan to increase active school travel, increase bus ridership, and decrease car use in your school community. You will create a school-specific action plan to address beliefs and concerns parents and children identify during the
collect information phase.
Phase 4: Carry Out Action Plan
The purpose of this phase is for you and your STP team to work together with school and community partners to carry out the action items listed in your action plan.
Phase 5 – Recollect Information
The purpose of this phase is to recollect information to gain an understanding of the traffic concerns and barriers to walking/wheeling/busing to/from school and how they may have changed since the collect information phase. This phase also provides the next steps to help you Keep it Going.
Phase 6 – Keep it Going
The purpose of this phase is to identify how your STP team and school community are going to support AST moving forward based on the resources and partnerships available.