A school travel plan is a practical approach to improving road safety and encouraging the whole school community to use active modes of transport to get to and from school.
The benefits of school travel planning
Get a working group together who will help develop a school travel plan.
The working group can include:
Find out more about how students and parents travel to school and how they would like to do better.
Parents can tell you about the travel patterns of their children and about what would help them make sustainable travel choices.
It’s worth asking the children themselves what they prefer – kids are often keen on active travel.
Develop a plan
After taking a look at the information, make a plan of action.
Develop a school travel plan that includes aims, timelines and the simple things the school can do to support this.
Roll it out
Put the school travel plan to work.
Let the school community know – it’s a good idea to include updates in regular school communications and to the families of new students.
Make the school travel plan a part of the school board’s annual review process. Make sure the aims are on track and that any necessary changes happen.
We suggest repeating student and/or parent surveys every few years to see how the plan is going.
Remember to look at our School Travel Policy template - this is designed to promote active and sustainable modes of travel to school, and sets the tone for your school's safe and active travel culture. It's great to include active travel information in your booklets for parents of new students and to remind others that this is the way you roll in 2022!
Phone: (06) 377 1379 or email Holly Hullena to get started firstname.lastname@example.org
When children arrive or leave school each day, your driving behaviour can protect them or endanger them.
Parking rules around your school are there to protect children and increase visibility both for pedestrians and drivers.
Local Police CAN and WILL issue tickets to drivers who do not drive and park legally and safely
DID YOU KNOW: If you choose to stop or park illegally you are liable for the following fines:
Stopped/parked on broken yellow lines - $60
Stopped/parked on or within 6 metres of a pedestrian crossing - $60
Stopped/parked on the footpath - $40
Stopped/parked over or within 1 metre of a vehicle entrance - $40
Parked within 500mm of a fire hydrant with no one in a car legally capable of moving it - $40
Stopped or parked closer than 6 metres to a bus stop marked only by a sign or on a marked bus stop - $40
Double parked - $60
Any stopping or parking that is inconsiderate to other road users, inclusive of pedestrians - $60
Stopped or parked in or within 6 metres of an Intersection - $60
Parked on roadside grass plot, shrubs or flower beds - $40