Rocky Mountain School District No. 6

Posted on Feb 1, 2022

On January 20, 2022, the B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure announced successful projects for the second year of the Active School Travel Pilot Program.  From a competitive list of applicants, McKim Middle School was 1 of 12 schools selected to receive up to $10,000 in grant funding through the pilot program. 

The Active School Travel Pilot Program is designed to encourage active student transport such as walking or biking for all or part of students’ commute to and from school. 

The project goals at McKim Middle School are related to improving safety for students who are already riding or walking, and increasing the number of students using active transportation to commute and on field trips.

Staff will begin by collecting data from students and families and correlating this with the Active Transportation Network Plan recently completed by the City of Kimberley. Project purchases will provide students and staff with the tools for safe bike travel.

Staff at McKim Middle School will have the opportunity to learn more about techniques and strategies to teach safe travel by bike and staff will have the opportunity to collaborate with the City of Kimberley with signage and infrastructure.