Students who ride or walk to school contribute to their minimum physical activity level of 60 minutes per day. They are also more focused and ready to learn compared to those who are driven.
Over the past 40 years the number of children who are physically active everyday has significantly dropped. In the 1970s, eight out of ten students rode or walked to school but today that number has dropped to just two out of ten.
Boroondara BUG is working with local schools, parents, Boroondara Council and Bicycle Network to encourage more students to ride safely to school.
Students can be encouraged to ride to school with:
- Safe routes to cycle from their homes to school
- Ride2School days
- Improved bike parking facilities in schools
- Bike Ed program to learn about safe riding behaviours and road rules.
Safe and active travel to school, City of Boroondara
Bike Ed, Vicroads