Open Streets

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The problem

Nobody likes car congestion around schools at drop-off and pick-up times. It’s stressful for parents, students, teachers and residents. It also leads to poorer air quality and road safety. Not to mention, sitting in cars instead of being active means our kids are missing out on vital exercise and social interaction.

The solution

To open up the streets around schools at drop-off and pick-up times so that children and adults can walk and ride freely, without having to worry about car traffic. Open Streets helps build safer, more connected, happier and healthier communities.

Open Streets!

A happier, safer and healthier street environment for everyone.

Our approach

Bicycle Network’s Ride2School team partner with schools and local authorities to facilitate special days where the streets surrounding a school are dedicated to active transport only. Opening the streets to walking, riding, scooting or skating instead of motor vehicles gives a small taste of what a more sustainable community can look like.

Open Streets days are carefully planned, with signage, traffic control and pre-event communication between schools, councils and residents. Drop-off points a short distance from the gates are also installed so that families who live further away can drive part-way and still enjoy the fun.

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What's on?

Upcoming Open Streets

Want to get your school involved? Your school could be next! Get in touch with our Ride2School team here.

Previous Open Streets

Coburg North Primary School (Nov/Dec 2021)
Brunswick East Primary School (March 2021)

Latest news

Open Streets to cut school gate congestion

An Open Streets trial at Brunswick East Primary School is helping students and parents ride and walk without car congestion at the school gate.

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