Our Safe and Active travel education program supports schools to increase the number of students walking, riding, scooting and skating safely to school.

This has many benefits for the whole school community, including:

  • reducing traffic congestion around schools, leading to quieter and safer streets
  • improving health and fitness
  • increasing independence and encouraging social interaction
  • connecting the school with the local community.

Programs 

Primary schools

Bike Ed

This VicRoads designed program helps children in grades 3-6 ride safely and independently. We
provide funding for up to two teachers to be trained, as well as CRT cover while they attend
training. The teachers will then have the skills to run the Bike Ed program within their school.
 

Ongoing resources

High schools

Fit2Drive

This program helps year 11 students become safer drivers and touches on safe driving around cyclists and pedestrians. The workshop involves scenarios, guided discussions and role plays and is endorsed by the TAC and VicRoads. We provide financial support to run the workshop in your school.

Bike parking

We provide small amounts of cycle parking, as well as advice and grant possibilities for larger bike parking requirements near schools. Contact Sustainable Transport for information. 

Kew Traffic School 

Kew Traffic School is a unique, mini road environment for children to learn road safety awareness. The school runs a safety education program for schools and kindergartens.

 

Holiday program

The Bike School Holiday Program is designed for young people aged 13 to 15 years. This program prepares teenagers for on road riding and independent travel.

Sustainable transport campaigns

We provide assistance with campaigns to increase active travel and safety in your school. Contact our Sustainable Transport Officer to find out how we can help your school.

Annual events

Ride2School Day

March 

Ride2School Day is a national celebration of bike riding. We provide support for active travel initiatives to school, including breakfasts and competitions.

Walk or Wheel Wednesdays

Term 2

During Term 2 participating schools compete against each other by recording the active travel journeys of each student. We provide financial and practical support for the program.

Walk2School Month

October

Walk2School Month encourages primary school students to walk to and from school throughout October to build healthy habits for life.  We offer schools resources and incentives to tailor events and programs to suit your needs.

Bike It Challenge

November 

Bike It Challenge is an annual event where schools compete against each other in bike education-related challenges. This is a free event for schools with all resources, prizes and food on the day provided.

Further information 

To find out more about how we can help your school encourage students to ride or walk to school, contact our Sustainable Transport Officer on 9278 4515 or [email protected]

To find out about other sustainable programs and support we can offer your school please visit Sustainability resources for schools and kindergartens.

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