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School Zone Safety Resources

School zone safety is everyone’s responsibility, and it starts with you!

To help support safer school zones and make everyone’s trip to and from school a success, OSTA has created multiple resources and tools, like infographics and posters, for parents and children to download and use.

Help keep your journey and everyone else’s journey to school safe by following the school zone safety rules!

+ - School Zone Safety

Safer School Zone Infographic

Distracted Driving Poster

School Zone Safety Banner

Report issues in your school zone:

Tips for reporting traffic and safety concerns: 311 Reporting Tip Sheet_EN

Conseils pour signaler des problèmes de circulation et de sécurité: 311 Reporting Tip Sheet_FR

+ - School Bus Safety

School Bus Safety Tips  – Check out our posters, brochures and videos for Kindergarten students all the way up to Junior elementary students. We encourage you to review these rules with your children or students before school starts!

Don't Drive, Let Them Ride Poster

School Bus Safety Poster

Safety Poster and Writing Competition Winners

No Food on the Bus (Gr. 4)

Bus Safety Videos

Spread Kindness, Not Germs

All the School Bus Rules

Kindergarten – School Bus Safety with Buzzy the Bee

Grade 1-3 – School Bus Safety with Buster the Bus

Grade 4-8 – School Bus Safety for Junior Students

+ - Pedestrian Safety

Poster of Safety Tips for Young Pedestrians

Walking route maps

Walk-a-Block maps

Resources for parents:

Active Transportation Parent Tip Sheet (English): Parent Tip Sheet_EN

Conseil aux parents sur le transport actif (Français): Parent Tip Sheet_FR

Resources for Schools:

Active Transportation School Tip Sheet (English): School Tip Sheet_EN

Conseil aux écoles sur le transport actif (Français): School Tip Sheet_FR

Report issues in your school zone:

Tips for reporting traffic and safety concerns: 311 Reporting Tip Sheet_EN

Conseils pour signaler des problèmes de circulation et de sécurité: 311 Reporting Tip Sheet_FR

+ - Safety Poster and Writing Competition Winners

We would like to thank all those who submitted to OSTA’s first Safety Poster and Writing Competition in 2020! We received an overwhelming number of creative and inspiring submissions from students of all ages. Close to 500 artistic submissions were sent in and prizes were awarded to 17 students. Winning submissions are posted below:

No Food on the Bus (Gr. 4)

When Walking and Rolling to School (Gr. 5)

Vaping and Bullying on the Bus (Gr. 8)

Pedestrian Safety at the Crosswalk (Gr. 7)

Kindness and Cooperation on the Bus (Gr. 9)

Say no to Distracted Driving (Gr. 10)

+ - Activities
+ - School Active Transportation Toolkit

What can a school do to increase the number of students choosing active transportation? Make it fun! Show the school community that your school encourages walking! You can do that by having a few dedicated days each year when the school comes together and celebrates active transportation with a Walk to School Day event.

Sometimes known as an “I Walk” event, a Walk to School Day event is a fun and easy way for families to try active transportation for the first time and to celebrate those already walking and wheeling every day.

In order to help you plan your first event, or make an existing event even better, the Ottawa Student Transportation Authority (OSTA), in collaboration with EnviroCentre, has prepared this toolkit. It is free to use and full of ideas, planning tips and tools.

Cover of the Event Planning Toolkit

To download a copy of the toolkit please click here!

For info about the toolkit please visit the toolkit page.

+ - Other Resources

It’s your school community, please help make it safer.