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Getting to school

Getting to school

Updated 12 November 2015 1:04pm

Walking, cycling and scooting to school offers children many benefits. Improved independence, physical and mental health, decision making, risk assessment and road safety skills, to name a few.

Greater Wellington Regional Council provides tools and resources for schools to promote safe and active travel, and address congestion and safety issues around the school gate.

Pedal Ready: cycle skills training available free to all schools within the region.

Movin’Magazine: annual publication showcasing road safety and active travel stories from schools around the region.

School’s Active Travel Toolkit: guides to promoting fun and easy active travel initiatives in schools.

Resources: links to useful road safety and environmental resources for parents and schools.

Movin’March: annual event celebrating families who walk, cycle and scooter to school.

School Travel Plans: School Travel Plan coordinators work with schools to develop actions for promoting safe and active travel.

If you would like to find out more contact your local School Travel Plan Coordinator.