School Travel Planning Manual

Green Communities Canada is the innovator of School Travel Planning. The process and resources found within this School Travel Planning Manual have been adapted from the national School Travel Planning Toolkit to be specific to the Elgin, Middlesex and Oxford communities.

A printed copy of the School Travel Planning (STP) Manual is available for any school within the municipalities of Elgin, London, Middlesex, Oxford or St. Thomas, that is undertaking a School Travel Plan.

Please Contact Us if you are interested in starting a STP and are in need of your own copy of the STP Manual.

Please download and use any of the resources below to assist with your school’s STP.

1. Set Up

pdf  1. Success Stories
pdf  2. 5 Steps STP
pdf  3. Elementary School Readiness Checklist
pdf  4. School Agreement
pdf  5. School Profile

2. Task Lists, Roles, Responsibilities

spacer  1. STP Survey Task List
pdf  2. Western (HEAL) Data Collection Protocol & Timelines

3. Surveys

  1. Youth Survey / To access the youth survey, please contact us
  2. Family Survey JK - Grade 3 / To access the family surveys, please contact us
  3. Family Survey Grades 4-8 / To access the family surveys, please contact us
pdf  4. Copying & Coding Worksheet
pdf  5. Copying & Coding Process

Helpful Documents:

icon word  Presentation Script for handing out Family Surveys & Consent Forms to Grades 4-8 Classrooms
icon word  Teacher Newsletter that can also go with Grades JK-3 Surveys as instructions for teachers to handout to their students
pdf  Transportation Instructions for Family Surveys & Consent Forms that are collected at schools outside of London

4. Traffic Counts & Observations

pdf  1. Traffic Counts & Observations – Introduction
pdf  2. Traffic Counts & Observations Tally Sheet Example
pdf  3. Traffic Counts & Observations Tally Sheet
pdf  4. Traffic Counts & Observations Map Example
spacer  5. Traffic Counts & Observations Summary
pdf  6. Busing Tally Sheet

5. Walkabout

pdf  1. Walkabout - Introduction
pdf  2. Walkabout Invitation Checklist
pdf  3. Walkabout Worksheet Example
pdf  4. Walkabout Worksheet
pdf  5. Walkabout Map Example

6. Action Plan

pdf  1. Action Plan Example
pdf  2. Action Plan Template
pdf  3. Celebrate Your Success

7. Newsletter Inserts Announcements

pdf  1. Newsletter Templates for Parents
pdf  2. Newsletter Template for Teachers
spacer  3. STP Newsletter Inserts
pdf  4. Pedestrian Safety Announcements
pdf  5. Newsletters - Senior Technologist Transportation

8. Contacts, Websites, Additional Programs & Resources

pdf  1. Contacts Template
pdf  2. Committee Sign-Up Sheet
spacer  3. Website Contacts
pdf  4. Walking School Bus Brochure

9. Curriculum Connections

pdf  1. Curriculum Connections

Helpful Link:

The CAA Educational Site is packed with learning tools and teaching aids that were developed based on the age of the students you're teaching.

10. Evaluations

The process for Evaluations is under development. Please contact your STP facilitator or Contact Us if you are at the Evaluation phase of your STP or require further direction regarding Evaluation.

  1. Family Survey Follow Up JK - Grade 3 / To access the family surveys, please contact us
  2. Family Survey Follow Up Grades 4-8 / To access the family surveys, please contact us
  3. Youth Survey baseline & Follow Up - see 3.1 above
  4. Traffic Counts & Observations - see section 4
  5. Walkabout - see section 5