Robert Thirsk High School
Students in Outdoor Education have had cycling units supported by Youth en Route.
The school also has a locked library to give students access to a strong U lock to help prevent theft from the school racks.
Contact Ms. Issler for more information about the bike program.
Thirsk leads the way with its adaptive bike program
Youth en Route has been able to deliver five bikes to special education classes at the school. You might see kids riding in the gym or taking them up and down the elevator in the Learning Commons as they go to ride.
Thanks to Mrs. Karimwabo who sparked our entire Adaptive Bike project.
By working together, we can ensure every student has a safe, enjoyable, and sustainable route to school
We’ve created this map to help you understand how far five kilometers is. You do have the choice to use Active Transportation.
Do you know it takes about 15 minutes to travel 5 km on a bike? That means is very often faster to travel by bike than by Calgary Transit.
We want to empower you to be able to make this choice. Take a look at these maps for some suggested routes.
Brand new infrastructure report for Robert Thirsk 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!
Theft 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!