Update: TravelSmart for Secondary Schools Spring 2012 Summit
The schools participating in the TravelSmart for Secondary Schools pilot program recently had their second of three summits on February 21, 2012 at the Surrey School District Education Centre. A great time was had by all!
This Summit offered the students a chance to reconnect with students from other schools, share ideas and help each other overcome barriers that might be hindering their sustainable transportation campaigns within their own schools. The students went back to their schools rejuvenated and ready to tackle any transportation issues at their school.
The day featured a number of activities which were both educational and engaging, including:
- presentations from a TransLink planner, giving insight to the thinking behind urban planning strategies
- students presented updates on their investigation and their own data collection at their schools
- students participated in a mock TransLink public consultation activity
Among the key highlights included the update that one group of students had taken the initiative to make a presentation to their PAC regarding suggestions to alleviate parking overcrowding at their school through the promotion of transit.
The TravelSmart team will continue to provide support to the participating schools through skills development sessions, such as project management workshops, to further help these students implement their TravelSmart initiatives.
We thank the Surrey School District for providing the space to hold the Summit, and we were grateful to be joined by representatives from the City of Surrey.
If you’re interested in learning more about how your school can be involved with TravelSmart, please email Paul Cheng at