Car Free Wednesdays

Car Free Wednesdays encourages families to leave the car at home and walk, roll, or take the bus to and from school. This helps to reduce congestion and emissions around the school, making for a healthier, safer environment. It also gives kids a chance to meet up with friends and get a little exercise before the school day begins.

Registered schools in the city and county of Peterborough can access promotions, events, class activities, and school prizes to encourage families and students along throughout the school year!

Knowing that some families have to drive to school, Car Free Wednesdays has also included a new way to travel to school called ‘park and stride’. Families are encouraged to park a few blocks from school and then stride, or walk, the rest of the way. Studies show that even a quick burst of activity in the morning helps to improve focus and behaviours through the day.

If you are a teacher, principal, student, or parent who would like promotional materials or to register for prizes, please email us today.

To learn more about Car Free Wednesdays or to share the idea with your colleagues, download this School Letter!

Program History

Car Free Wednesdays is an annual program of Active School Travel Peterborough. The Car Free School Days program was first piloted in 2008 at two local schools with funding from Transport Canada. Since then, the program has grown into Car Free Wednesdays, and is now offered to all elementary schools in the city and county of Peterborough.

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Program Contact Information

Contact one of our Program Coordinators at,
Phone: (705)745-3238  Email: activeschooltravel@greenup.on.ca

Partners

Peterborough Public Health

Peterborough Public Health

City of Peterborough

City of Peterborough

Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board

Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board

Student Transportation Services of Central Ontario

Student Transportation Services of Central Ontario

Peterborough Police

Peterborough Police

Crossing Guards of Peterborough

Crossing Guards of Peterborough

Active School Travel Peterborough

Active School Travel Peterborough

Peterborough Victoria Northumberland and Clarington Catholic District School Board

Peterborough Victoria Northumberland and Clarington Catholic District School Board

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