Walk a Block

Walk a Block School Initiative
Posted on 04/20/2022

Is there traffic chaos around your school during the morning and afternoon bell times?

An effective way to make school zones safer by reducing traffic is to encourage families to park away from the school and walk the last block or two. This is commonly known as Walk-a-Block or Drive-to-Five.

Tips for Parents Adding Walking to their Morning Routine

General Vanier Walk a Block Map

Meet Hop! The App That Makes Walking to School Fun

Hop! is a bilingual progressive web app that helps make the walk to school more fun through interactive features. App users can track kilometers traveled while being motivated by engaging illustrations, group challenges, and milestones.  

Hop! allows children to see the positive impact walking has on the environment by telling them how many greenhouse gas emissions they avert by walking instead of driving. The app’s motivational features help children choose walking first, therefore reducing cars on the road and improving school zone safety. 

Students can log trips to and from school and walks in their community; this ensures that any student, whether in the walk zone or not, can participate and enjoy the fun features of Hop!.

Download the Hop! app here: 123hop.ca

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