Active Travel report goes back to school

Lisa Rooke
Heart Foundation WA
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Check out our brand new report that unpacks how active travel to school benefits communities – with costings and case studies to show how it can be done. We can take some great lessons from our school programs that would benefit other workplaces too.

Active commuting can contribute to Australians of all ages achieving recommended physical activity levels. Children who walk to school are likely to engage in more physical activity overall and are more likely to meet physical activity guidelines than children who travel by motorised travel. There are similar trends for adults who commute and enjoy great health benefits too.

Successful active travel programs in schools involve a suite of initiatives, including physical active travel infrastructure improvements, school promotion activities, staff training, and government support through policy and funding. The objective of this report is to explore opportunities for physical improvements in a school’s walking catchment that make active travel safer, easier, and more attractive. Planning for the most vulnerable members of our population makes streets safer for everyone.

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Kylie (Your Move)

Hi Lisa, We agree!!! School programs that combine behaviour change with infrastructure improvements to increase active travel are the bomb. That is what our Connecting School grants are all about. You have earned 10 bonus points for advocacy.

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