We support over 2,500 schools around Australia, helping to break down the barriers that prevent more students from staying active on their journey to school.
Schools in the Ride2School program can apply for grants up to the value of $5,000. Grant money can be used on bike parking, Ride2School Active Paths, a fleet of bikes for the school, financial contributions to a new bike shed and much more!
Schools aren’t limited in what they can apply for, as long as they can demonstrate a willingness to support more students actively traveling to school.
Active Paths are designated routes to school that have been identified in conjunction with the local council and the school community. They are designed to make the journey to school as clear, popular and fun as possible.
This provides the school community a network of routes that allow all students to actively travel at least part of the way on their journey to school with great benefits:
- Reduced traffic congestion outside the school
- Students arrive alert and ready to learn
- Students that actively travel contribute to their daily amount of physical activity.
School maps are local area maps that identify walking and riding routes to school within a five and ten minute zone to your school., including part-way drop off points for families that live outside the walk zone.
We can work with your school to develop the map and identify the routes that work best for your community.
Active studies are designed to identify current behaviours in a school community and understand their attitudes towards riding, walking, scooting and skating to school.
They identify the main barriers preventing school aged children actively travelling to school and help plan effective initiatives to encourage greater active travel behaviour by students.
The Ride2School team visit schools registered in the program to discuss their situation and offer a toolkit of resources that will help reduce the barriers to active travel.
The format of our visits to schools can include:
- School or class presentations