School Travel Data Collection

Data collection initiatives aim to gain insight about student transportation patterns. The key goals include: 

Gain Insight about student travel Modes

Address barriers to active school travel


Identify data collection best practices

Green Communities Canada has been a leading organization promoting improved data collection practices for school travel, coordinating data collection efforts through Ontario Active School Travel and School Travel Planning programs. 

With funding from Infrastructure Canada’s National Active Transportation Fund, Green Communities Canada is leading Provincial Student Travel Data Collection Pilots in Ontario and British Columbia during the week of October 16-20, 2023. The pilots include hands-up classroom surveys and household travel surveys. 

Our School Travel Data Collection resources

Cyclists waving to student “walking school bus” in Toronto, Ontario (Photo by: Green Communities Canada)

Best Practices Report

An overview of data collection projects from across Canada and expert recommendations for collecting student transportation insights. Get the report.

Bike Walk Roll

How did your students get to school today? Use to lead hands-up surveys, input the results, and generate your score! Do a hands-up survey.