The daily trips to and from school are terrific opportunities for kids to be active. The Ride or Walk to School Program aims to make the most of these opportunities and increase walking, cycling, scootering and use of public transport among school students in Canberra.
The Ride or Walk to School program is a free ACT Government service, delivered in schools by the Physical Activity Foundation. Visit their website for more information about the program and for details on how to get involved.
Ride or Walk to School Evaluation Report
The Ride or Walk to School program aims to build the capacity of schools to actively support and encourage students to ride or walk to school through teacher professional development, student learning and supporting provision of infrastructure and resources.
In 2017, an independent evaluation of the program was conducted which showcased a number of positive results, including:
RWTS has been successful in increasing the rates of active travel amongst primary school students involved in the program
extremely positive feedback for the program from schools and teachers
the program is well regarded by stakeholders
The full report is available to be downloaded here.