Dr. E. P Scarlett High School
Our first project school
We are super proud to announce that Dr. E.P. Scarlett was our first project school. It all started with a simple Pilot Project, surveys for students, created maps and support. But the Pilot Project became much more.
Our work isn’t done, we will keep working towards inspiring students to use active transportation to get to school.
We want to help all the new Grade 10s understand the benefits – including how simple it is to get to school independently. Whether that’s by bike, scooter or just walking. It is all within your control.
Take a look around. On this page you’ll find maps and helpful information to get you going. And as promised, super secure and useful YER design bike racks right in the front of your school.
Reach out using our Contact Form if you want more information or help to get going.
Did you know that an average cyclist goes 20 km per hour? That means a 5 km ride, can take about 15 minutes – depending on route, terrain, and waiting for lights at intersections. It’s often shorter than the bus!
We’ve provided some examples of routes from neighborhoods around Scarlett. Please remember that safety is YOUR responsibility. Know your route, and only ride when you feel confident. Learn more, or click the maps below for sample routes.
Brand new infrastructure report for Dr. E.P. Scarlett High School!
Youth En Route worked very hard in collaboration with two graduate Urban Planning students, Nada Affan, and Adam Schwartz to create this report. It offers research findings and actionable recommendations for safer biking infrastructure throughout Calgary. Establishing the right infrastructure is key to creating safe and healthy environments for pedestrians and cyclists. We hope this report will put forward safe biking infrastructure ideas to get to school and spark conversations within communities to make such changes. To know more, read this post!
Thief video into a statement
Youth en Route knows that the risk of bike theft is a significant barrier to students choosing active travel. The risk of theft is the No. 3 reason for not riding to school, having an average of 60% of students telling us they are afraid of losing their bikes per school. We hope that this video will enlighten all Calgarians on the right ways of securing their bicycles.
Always Put Safety First:
Safety is your responsibility. Please ride where you are comfortable, know your route and always wear a helmet!