In 1971, 80% of students walked to school. In 2008, only 34% of students choose to walk.
This video was shot in Cap-Rouge, Quebec. It follows two young students as they undertake the 650-meter walk that separates their home from their school. The road they need to walk is far from being safe, prompting many parents to choose the car as the family's primary means of transportation. The lack of adequate pedestrian infrastructure is in large part responsible for the staggering decrease in the number of students walking to school in Quebec.
Production : Vivre en Ville
Editing and animation : Alexandre Sheldon
Music by Rolemusic
Montreal, May 2014