Active Travel

ACTIVE TRAVEL 2018

The Environment Sub Committee has worked hard this year on making your walk/ride/scoot to school safer – please find attached

  1. Our summary of the results of the Active Travel Surveys taken earlier this year as part of the Council’s Healthy Tracks to School program – including new zebra crossings to be installed by June next year!
  1. The Council’s full report.  There is some fascinating reading in this very in-depth report of the results of the survey.For example,
    “Students prefer active travel modes such as walking, cycling and scootering to being in a car, with girls more likely than boys to prefer walking and boys more likely to prefer being in the car or cycling.”“When asked how they want to travel, 67% of the older students said they would prefer to travel without an adult... This desire for independence highlights the need for active travel routes to be safe for students to navigate independently.”

We are really proud of the work that the Environment Sub Committee has done in this area and the commitment by the City of Port Phillip to Active Travel. Continuous improvements over the last few years not only make the walk or ride to school safer for our children, they also benefit our local community. We thank the Council for this initiative.

 2018-12-19 APPS ESC - Active Travel update v1.0

2018-ActiveTravelSurveyResults

 

Channel 9 aired a story about walking to school on 3 October 2016 including families from APPS - to view follow this link:

https://www.msn.com/en-au/video/watch/police-and-vichealth-join-forces-to-encourage-walking-to-school/vp-BBwVvDl

 

 

 

Ride2School Day and ACTIVEPaths Launch - Friday 11th March 2016

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Our Let’s Go Retro – Let’s Get Active for Ride2School Day is this Friday 11th March.

We are winding back the clock and dressing up to the 70's retro theme, based on the statistics that in the 1970s, eight out of ten students rode or walked to school. Today, that number has dropped to just two out of ten.

And we are really excited to announce that our ACTIVEPaths will also be launched on Friday!!

Clickhere to see the map and choose your favourite path for your walk/ride/scoot/skate to school.
Meet at the start of your path at 8:20am, departing with your group at 8:30am.

 

There'll be VIP guests, healthy second breakfast at school, and a special assembly at 9am - all welcome. And there are prizes so be in it to win it!!

(Active Paths is a safe routes to school wayfinding project, a collaboration between APPS, City of Port Phillip Council and Bicycle Network - read more at www.bicyclenetwork.com.au/general/programs/358/)

 

Watch the film!

A fantastic film starring APPS students about the benefits of walking to school. Created by Steve Doyle (parent at APPS).  Warning: There is a scene of free-range chickens in a suburban street.