Bicycle Network: About R2S
Health & Wellbeing
There are many great benefits to getting more students active, beyond simply improving health!
Children are designed to be active. Physically active children are healthier, happier and more socially connected than children that have more sedentary lifestyles.
In recent decades, changes in Australian lifestyles have led to children getting less exercise in their normal day. In 1970, according to the Bureau of Statistics, 80% of Australian school children rode or walked to school. By contrast, today only about 20% of school children get to school by bike or foot, with the rest travelling to school in the back seat of a car.
The Ride2School program aims to get more students riding, walking, skating and scooting to school more often and, in doing so, reverse this trend.