At our last PAC meeting we heard from guest speaker Carol Sartor of HASTe BC, regarding school travel planning. Carol asked for a number of interested parent volunteers to assist in creating a survey, participate in a walk-about of the neighbourhood and brainstorming on walk to school programs/incentives etc.

Our first meeting has been scheduled for THIS Thursday, February 25 at 1pm at Ridgeway.

Ideally we will have some representation from all directions surrounding the school, and also a good variety of drivers, walkers, bikers, etc…

A time commitment of 1-1.5 hours per meeting will be required, all meetings will take place during school hours.

If you are interested in participating, please confirm your attendance via email to exec@ridgewaypac.org.

HASTe BC has been retained by the City of North Vancouver to work with specific schools (including ours) on travel planning, i.e.; how students get to and from school. The work will include an assessment of barriers (e.g.; lack of sidewalks, lack of bike racks, traffic congestion or hazards, or other barriers); input from a parent committee; and improvements which will include a Best Routes Map, and which could also include changes to traffic planning (e.g.; sidewalks, traffic calming, etc…), facilitation (e.g.; signage, bylaw enforcement, etc…), and modifications to address other specific barriers or issues.

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