Schools Making a Difference

School Travel Plans are about small projects creating big changes!

To see a list of all local schools who have or are participating in STP, see For Participating Schools

Local Stories

Mitchell Hepburn Public School  95 Raven Avenue, St Thomas, ON N5R 5L1

up-arrow6% increase in active transportation
down-arrow10% decrease in vehicle use

Actions Include:

  • Bike Racks
  • Crossing guard at busy street
  • New stop sign
  • Cycling education

"This project is a great way to address the health and environmental reasons for walking to school. Ultimately, more and more parents will let their children do what they want – walk to school."
- Allison Miller, City of London TDM Co-ordinator

Cleardale Public School  780 Dulaney Dr, London, ON N6C 3W4

Walking School Bus program started in 2013 and now has 40-50 students participating every Thursday!

White Oaks Public School  (London – Thames Valley District School Board)


  • Increased student and community participation in following events such as Terry Fox run, IWalk Day, etc.
  • Improved safety
  • New sports equipment
  • STP now part of the School Council agenda rather than separate STP School Committee
  • Principal, Public Health Nurse and parents continue to have active role
  • The school was pleased with the results and process of the STP and looks to continue increasing safety and walking /cycling opportunities

Success in other communities:

School Travel Planning in Action in Ontario: Successes and Lessons in Active and Sustainable School Transportation (February 2013) Full Report

The Costs and Benefits of School Travel Planning projects in Ontario, Canada (January 2014) Full Report | Executive Summary

Read more inspiring success stories from across Canada.