Mississauga Students Give School Streets An A+ For Fun!

by  viaGreenCommunitiesCanada.

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Singing, bubble blowing, chalk drawing, and many more activities were enjoyed along a temporary car-free Havenwood Drive as part of the City of Mississauga’s School Streets pilot project. To celebrate the initiative, students, elected officials, and community members gathered in the street to play, as well as for walking and wheeling. 

The Mississauga pilot is the second of three projects happening this spring as part of the Ontario School Streets Pilot (OSSP). Led by Green Communities Canada (GCC) and 8 80 Cities, the OSSP project is testing the implementation of car-free zones at schools in Markham, Mississauga, and Hamilton.   

“The City of Mississauga had ambitious plans to do School Streets at two locations for a duration of three weeks each. They set high standards for this pilot, and with months of hard work, they have, without a doubt, delivered on it!” said Jiya Benni, Project Manager at 8 80 Cities. “The extensive public consultation, data-collection, and programming in Mississauga have provided really valuable insights to share with project partners in Markham and Hamilton, making the collective OSSP stronger.”  

Congratulations to the City of Mississauga on their successful School Streets pilot and celebration event! 

For more information and resources on School Streets visit their web page.

To stay in the loop about the Ontario School Streets Pilot project as it rolls out, we encourage you to follow @OntarioAST, @GCCCanada, and @8 80 Cities on Twitter and sign up for the OAST News newsletter.   

The Ontario School Streets Pilot project is funded through the Ontario Active School Travel Fund, which is made possible through financial support from the Government of Ontario.  


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