Commuting to School

Please do your part to keep all our children safe.

The speed limit in school zones is 30 km/hr. By slowing down, obeying signage, and using extra caution when driving in or near school zones, you can help keep our school zones safe during the school year (September to June).

Fewer cars around schools reduce congestion, traffic conflicts, and improve student safety. Choosing active transportation like walking or cycling to school is good for students' health and cuts down on greenhouse gas emissions for a cleaner environment.

A joint School Traffic Safety Advisory Committee (STSAC) meets regularly to review challenges to traffic safety and movement around schools and to recommend improvements to engineering, education, and enforcement.

Get to school safely

We work with the West Vancouver School District, West Vancouver Police, and ICBC to improve transportation and safety near schools. West Vancouver school zones feature signage, sidewalks, traffic calming improvements, and designated pick-up/drop-off areas. A joint School Traffic Safety Advisory Committee (STSAC) meets regularly to review challenges to traffic safety and movement around schools and to recommend improvements to engineering, education, and enforcement. More Information

Crosswalk flag pilot program

Crosswalk flags are a simple, inexpensive tool to help people be extra visible when crossing the street (especially in rainy weather or at night). More Information

Contact

Roads and Transportation

604-925-7020

Resources for Schools

Check out these resources to help reduce traffic congestion and improve safety at your school.

School Travel Brochure Template

TravelSmart's School Workshops

Elmer the Safety Elephant

Hub for Active School Travel BC (HASTeBC)

Email

School Traffic Safety Advisory Committee

Learn more about the joint School Traffic Safety Advisory Committee.

Terms of Reference 

Traffic Safety in School Zones (Report, 2004)

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