Safer school precincts – the power of partnerships in creating change
Submission Date: 2019
It’s not always safe or easy for kids to walk, cycle, and scoot to school in Australian urban and regional environments. Parents make decisions about primary school age children’s travel modes based significantly on their perception of their child’s safety (personal and traffic related). The South Australian Government’s Way2Go program’s partnership model works with 261 schools and 43 local councils to develop context specific, community led School Travel Plans with identified actions to create and sustain safe school precincts. The presenters will outline the process involved and share evaluation tools, related research, key learnings and examples.