RESOURCE - Plan a Safe Route to School
schoolzone is a very interesting app created during a hackathon using open data provided by ICBC and the provincial government. Visit the site, enter your home address, your child's school address and press GO to find the most direct route to the school displayed on the map. The map also displays crash locations. To avoid them, simply drag the route to adjust it to a safer path. When you are done, you've found the safest way to walk to school!
Unfortunately, it appears that this only includes schools in BC's lower mainland.