- Infrastructure improvements around schools
- Stencils along popular walking and riding paths to promote walking and riding to school
DATE IMPLEMENTED: 1 July 2015
COST OF PROGRAM: $500,000 per year
COST FOR USERS: None
Infrastructure improvements include a combination of upgrades to existing infrastructure and new works, focusing on paths, crossings and treatments to slow vehicle speeds.
Blue stencils are installed along paths to provide wayfinding signage to local schools. The stencils give families the peace of mind the route to school is safe and easy to follow.
The stencils promote:
- safe crossing locations (e.g. underpasses, dedicated crossings, traffic signals, refuge islands)
- a safety in numbers approach by encouraging families to use similar routes
- active school environments, which generate awareness within the community and encourage motorists to slow down.
Part of program incorporating training and other resources (Ride or Walk to School), and safety at school crossings (School Crossing Supervisors) to encourage children to use active travel to get to and from school.
RESULTS OF EVALUATION: Report