Walking, Cycling and Carpooling to School
- VBE and the City of Vancouver aims to make Vancouver a cleaner, greener, healthier city - one student, one parent and one teacher at a time. VBE and the City of Vancouver want to encourage students to walk, cycle and carpool to school. For more information see the City of Vancouver's webapge Children and the Environment.
- Go to TransLink to find the best routes by bus or SkyTrain to school.
Traffic and Student Safety
- Many parents volunteeer their time to patrol school parking lots and drop off areas. The Vancouver Police has published a brochure to provide some guidelines to ensure that safety procedures are followed. See Parent Parking Patrol Handbook for more information.
- See ICBC Traffic Safety Tips for Parents for additional information.
School Safety Patrol Program
Vancouver school staff work with Vancouver Police and City of Vancouver on a range of school traffic safety issues including the School Safety Patrol Program. The Vancouver School Safety Patrol Program is the longest operating student safety patrol program in BC and has been in operation since 1935. It is also the largest school district based patrol program in BC with more than 1,300 students from 37 elementary schools who volunteer each school year to help guard busy intersections near schools.Patrollers are from grades 5 to 7 and are trained by the Vancouver Police traffic section to help students cross safely at intersections near Vancouver schools. Teachers in each school act as patroller sponsors and oversee the teams.