Walk to School
Every October, VicHealth’s Walk to School encourages Victorian primary school kids and their families to walk, ride or scoot to and from school every day. It’s a great way for the whole family to increase their physical activity levels. Plus, it is a chance to enjoy more time with your kids and meet other local families along the way.
Safe Walking Routes to School
The City of Greater Dandenong has engaged three schools to help set up short walking routes to encourage school children walking to and from school.
The Safe walking routes link these schools with nearby residential areas and marked areas where parents can pickup and drop off children.
The planned routes are about 10-15 minute walks and have been installed along local roads that have low traffic volumes, low vehicle speeds and will have safe places to cross the road.
The routes have been marked with colourful bollards and maps showing the routes are below.
If the routes are well used, this will also help Council identify where to make further infrastructure improvements to encourage active travel to school.
By getting children to walk to the designated area, it is anticipated that this plan will have a positive impact by: