Key Priority Area - Active Travel

What is active travel?

Being active on the way to and from school contributes significantly to a student's daily physical activity and increases social and community connectedness. It also has many other benefits including:

  • increasing social interactions with family and friends
  • fostering school and community connectedness
  • supporting mobility independence and familiarity with the neighbourhood
  • reducing road and public transport congestion and pollution.

Schools can support active travel by:

  • encouraging parents to support their children to actively travel to school
  • providing facilities that support active travel to and from school for students, staff and families (e.g. bike racks, bike shelters)
  • offering bicycle education programs and guidance on safe routes to school
  • working with families and local councils to provide safe and convenient routes to schools.


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Wooragee Primary School DOWNLOAD

Join our Expert Support Service staff member Michelle Barry and Zoe McMaster from Merri-bek City Council as they explored practical strategies that could be used to implement Active Travel into your school, a key priority area of the Active Schools Framework designed to prepare students to lead a physically active and healthy life.

How to implement Active Travel in your School | DOWNLOAD 

Active Travel and Walk2School | DOWNLOAD 

Active Travel and Bike Education programs | DOWNLOAD