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Active Streets for Schools

The Active Streets for Schools program is an extension of the Ride or Walk to School program to make the environment around schools safer to ride, walk, scooter or skate to and from school.

Riding, walking, scooting or skating are simple ways to incorporate physical activity into everyday lives and daily journeys. Physically active children are healthier, happier and more socially connected than children who have more sedentary lifestyles.

Active Streets makes it easier and safer for children to ride or walk to school. Not only will this get kids active, it will give parents peace of mind that the route to school is safe and easy to follow. It is also a fun way to get to and from school and helps alleviate some of the traffic congestion created by parents dropping kids off at the school gate.

The Active Streets program has an educational campaign (see resources below, including a map for each school) that is complemented by infrastructure improvements focused on routes to schools.

Active Streets 2018-22

The Active Streets program has been expanded to include an additional 52 primary schools during 2018-22. The schools were selected following an Expression of Interest (EOI) process, which invited all primary schools that hadn’t previously received Active Streets support to indicate their interest in the program. All 52 schools that highlighted their interest in the program have been included in the expanded program:

Arawang Primary Gilmore Primary School Narrabundah Early Childhood St Monica's Primary
Bonython Primary Giralang Primary Neville Bonner Primary St Thomas Aquinas Primary
Brindabella Christian College (Charnwood) Gold Creek School Ngunnawal Primary St Thomas More’s Primary
Burgmann Anglican School Gordon Primary North Ainslie Primary St Thomas the Apostle Primary
Campbell Primary School Gowrie Primary School Red Hill Primary Sts Peter & Paul Primary
Canberra Christian School Hawker Primary Southern Cross Early Childhood Taqwa School
Canberra Girls Grammar Holy Family Primary St Anthony’s Primary Taylor Primary
Canberra Grammar Kaleen Primary St Benedict’s Primary Torrens Primary
Canberra Montessori School Kingsford-Smith School St Clare of Assisi Primary Trinity Christian School
Charles Conder Primary Marist College St Edmund’s College Turner School
Covenant Christian School Miles Franklin Primary St John the Apostle School Wanniassa Hills Primary
Duffy Primary School Monash Primary St Joseph’s Primary Weetangera Primary
Franklin School Namadgi School St Michael's Primary Yarralumla Primary

Active Streets stencil

One of the infrastructure improvements delivered through the program is stencils along popular walking and riding paths around schools.

The stencils are used in conjunction with the school maps to promote routes to schools with minimal road crossings.

The stencils also help to promote school environments to the broader community to ensure people drive and ride safely around schools.

Active Streets pilot

Active Streets was piloted in four Belconnen primary schools (Latham, Macgregor, Macquarie and Mount Rogers) in 2015-16 to trial changes to existing roads and footpaths and provide information to families. The Active Streets Pilot Summary Report (PDF 1.2MB) highlights the findings from the pilot.

Dragon's teeth, 30km/h school speed zone environments, part way points, children's crossings, stencilling along popular paths and footpath improvements were some of the infrastructure measures tested around schools during the pilot.

Following the successful pilot, the Active Streets program was expanded to include 25 schools throughout 2016-18. Some of the successful elements from the pilot were delivered at the additional schools to make it easier and safer for children to walk or ride to school.

Active Streets schools and maps

Ainslie School (PDF 2MB) Curtin Primary School (PDF 3.5MB) Maribyrnong Primary School (PDF 3.4MB)
Amaroo School (PDF 3.8MB) Evatt Primary School (PDF 3.6MB) Mother Teresa Primary School (PDF 3.9MB)
Aranda Primary School (PDF 6MB) Garran Primary School (PDF 3.1MB) Palmerston District Primary School (PDF 2.6MB)
Brindabella Christian College (PDF 3MB) Good Shepherd Primary School (PDF 3.8MB) Richardson Primary School (PDF 2.9MB)
Calwell Primary School (PDF 3.3MB) Harrison School (PDF 3.9MB) Sacred Heart Primary School (PDF 2.8MB)
Caroline Chisholm Primary School (PDF 4.6MB) Holy Trinity Primary School (PDF 3.5MB) St Vincent's Primary School (PDF 6MB)
Chapman Primary School (PDF 3MB) Hughes Primary School (PDF 6.5MB) Telopea Park School (no map available)
Charnwood-Dunlop School (PDF 4.4MB) Lyneham Primary School (PDF 3MB) Wanniassa Primary School (PDF 6.9MB)

Educational resources