In Finland, children will ride to school on snow in subzero all year round. Clearly, the cold does not hold them back. Without a separated bike path and swept bike paths, it would not happen.Continue reading “Riding to school in the snow”
It is well-known that motor vehicles tend to squeeze vulnerable road users out of their space. With three tonnes of speeding motor vehicle approaching and the driver oblivious to your presence, this should not be a surprise. The most vulnerable of all are children.Continue reading “Pyrrhic victories in road safety”
There is so much that children need to learn about bikes, besides just the skills to ride them. Cycling is a lifestyle and riding to school is about that. Extracts from the Ride and Walk to School program from the Physical Activity Foundation.Continue reading “Bike, helmet, and all that stuff”
The Physical Activity Foundation runs the ACT ride to school program. Schools are not resourced for this sort of thing. Bikes, for example, are not something schools would own. Clearly, a child can only learn to ride on a bike. Not every family may be able to afford the bike. Schools hire instruments but not bikes. Here is how it is done.
Continue reading “Ride or Walk to School: Physical Activity Foundation”
“The Physical Activity Foundation is a registered Health Promotion Charity based in the ACT and our goal is to reduce the incidence of sedentary lifestyle diseases in children.”About Us, Physical Activity Foundation
The ACT Government has a program for cycling safety for primary school children. One of the lessons identifies cycling hazards. The examples are found everywhere in Canberra. Perhaps we should send the ACT planners back to school. The hazards take a long time to fixed.Continue reading “Child’s play: primary school cycling safety”
A school curriculum program from the ACT Government. The website has material to download for teachers and students. A link provides further information for parents and families.Continue reading “Ride or Walk to School: Transport Canberra”
A German study on scooters, “Shared e-scooters – paving the road ahead”, has many interesting things to say about the scooter phenomena. Next month, hire scooters will be available in the ACT. Who is likely to use these? Here is what we found out.Continue reading “Scooters are not for cyclists”
The leisure centre in the Molonglo Valley opened today. 🙂
Under COVID-19 restrictions, 100 visitors are permitted at any time. Book your 2 hour session on the website up to 48 hours in advance.