There are a variety of transport options for children to commute to and from our school.
The Active Travel for Schools section on the Transport Canberra website highlights some of the transport options available for schools in the ACT. It includes information about the initiatives being delivered to improve safety and promote active travel and provides useful resources and tips to ensure our school environment is safe. Some of the topics covered include:
The Traffic Management and Safety: A Practical Guide for Schools is also a useful guide for the school, parents and children to help manage traffic issues and road safety.
Encouraging more children to walk or ride to school will help to reduce congestion and increase safety around our school. It is also one of the most time efficient ways for children to receive the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity every day.
Canberra's Light Rail will change the way people can travel in the north of the city. Many children and young people will find themselves walking, cycling near the light rail line or travelling as a passenger. There are some safety aspects that we all need to be aware of as a result of the installation and movement of light rail vehicles. Children walking, cycling or travelling on the light rail will have new sights and sounds to be aware of. Parents and Carers should talk with children about taking care around the light rail tracks and vehicles.
Some of the changes include installation of light rail track along Flemington Road, Federal Highway and Northbourne Avenue. Also, the installation of the overhead electric wire that will power the Light Rail Vehicles and is currently underway.
If your children walk, cycle or travel near the light rail environment, please share with them these safety tips: