The ACT Government has an Active Streets website for, Lyneham Primary School. Active Streets and Ride and Walk to School programs work hand in hand to promote active travel around schools.
Active Streets and Ride and Walk to School program is still being rolled out across the ACT. Here is information from the ACT Government website, and a few images from the PDF documents for Lyneham Primary.
Lyneham Primary School Active Street information
Park Way is OK
Walking with your children the last few hundred metres means less stress. Choice, however, is not always good. Traffic calming the whole of the street in front of the both schools would appear to be very Aussie – it’s fair and treats everybody equally!
Part way drop off and collection points provide a safe alternative to using the school carpark. From these points, children can
easily walk or ride the rest of the way to and from school.
Part way points are useful for families that live too far away to walk or ride the entire way.
• active and healthy children
• reduced traffic congestion around the school
• increased safety at the school, with less cars on the road and more active communities.
The map below shows how part way points can be used with the wayfinding stencils. Some carparks near Active Streets schools have signage to promote part way points. Families are encouraged to locate their own part way points along the stencilled routes, and remember… Part way is OK!Park Way is OK. Active Street brochure for Lyneham Primary School. ACT Government, Accessed 25 March 2022.
School Crossing Supervisors
The ACT Government has a School Crossing Supervisors program. These are the delightful high viz lollipop people that stand on the school crossings before and after school. Not all schools have them. It would be a good question, how a school goes about getting one.
Both Lyneham Primary School and Brindabella Christian College are Schools with School Crossing Supervisors. The schools that have School Crossing Supervisors are shown on a map (OpenStreetMap). Below are a few screenshots of this interactive map.
Government maps of signage around the schools
The ACT Government displays where they have placed signs (mostly painted) on a map (OpenStreetMap). Here is the map for Lyneham Primary School: first the overview map and then zoomed in. Lyneham has done well from the Active Streets program. In contrast, many schools in Belconnen are missing and none of the schools in Kambah are on the map.
Ride or Walk to School
Ride or Walk to School includes teacher resources. Considering teachers’ workload, they may not have the time themselves to implement such a program. For a start, all kids may not have bikes. For a program like this to work, dedicated teaching resources (staff and equipment) need to be provided. A travelling circus from school to school might be an innovative idea with sufficient resources to do the job.
Primary School Resources
- Safe Cycle K-2 Lesson plans
- Safe Cycle 3-4 Lesson plans
- Safe Cycle for families resource
- Safe Cycle ABC poster
“Projects” are available on Ride or Walk to School page too.
Project 3 Bike Control
ACT Safe Cycle for Families
A good idea but will parents take the time to watch it?
Great idea but needs to be updated due to dead links like this. The videos are still there though.