School Crossing Supervisors
A pilot School Crossing Supervisor program is currently under development and will be introduced in the ACT at 20 crossing sites.
The initiative is included in the Parliamentary Agreement under the theme Better transport network and suburbs: "Improved road safety around schools, including employment of lollipop officers at 20 of our busiest school crossings".
School Crossing Supervisors assist children to cross roads safely by directing traffic with a stop sign, providing instructions to students and managing the crossing flags.
Transport Canberra and City Services is currently investigating the type of models used by other jurisdictions in Australia, and internationally, to ensure the model selected meets best practice and is appropriate for the ACT school environment.
The program will focus on crossings used by infant, primary school or special needs children.
The criteria used to select the 20 crossing sites will be published on this website as soon as it has been developed.
As part of the School Crossing Supervisor program, a School Traffic Safety Plan will be developed for each of the participating schools. School Traffic Safety Plans will provide useful information to improve safety, increase engagement in active travel (walking, cycling, scooting or using public transport) and reduce congestion around schools.
The safety of ACT children remains paramount. A School Crossing Supervisor program will help to ensure children and parents feel safe around schools, which will encourage a greater uptake of active travel by the community.
If you have any questions about the program, contact the Active Travel Office at TCCS.Activetravel@act.gov.au.