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Reasons to encourage your children to ride to school include it's good for their health, good for their education, good for the environment and good for the family budget.

The aim of the TravelSmart to School program is to increase the number of students walking, cycling and using public transport to travel to school. The tsts.com.au website was developed to assist parents, teachers, local governments and students find solutions to the problems of parking congestion, road safety and insufficient levels of physical activity by providing ideas and easy to follow examples.

The tsts website is the main portal to the Western Australian Department of Transport's TravelSmart to School program.

The Ride2School Program is year-round and is designed to make riding, walking, skating and scooting the normal mode of transport for students across Australia. It works with families, communities, policy-makers and partner organisations to encourage students to ride, walk, skate or scoot to school.

Ride to School

National Ride2School Day is Friday, 17 March 2017 and encourages active travel within school communities. The day celebrates those who already actively travel to school and encourages those who don't know how to start.

Teacher resources

There's the Ride2School program, the HandsUp count, bike education courses, and advice on how to improve bike facilities.

School coordinators can contact Bicycle Network for expert assistance.

Parent resources

Active travel behaviour for children starts with you.

Parents are the most influential person in their child's life. Children form their behaviour based on the activities that parents encourage them to participate in, and these behaviours are likely to extend well into their adult years.

Ride2School is a Bicycle Network initiative.




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Start promoting Ride2School Day in your local school community now.