Making active travel to school as easy as ABC: the Darwin Safe and Active Routes to School Toolkit

This paper presents the approach to the development of a school travel information toolkit that could be readily adapted to suit almost any circumstance within Australia. It was developed for the City of Darwin to assist local schools to improve walking and cycling opportunities and to support a move away from responses to school travel safety issues that entrenched the assumption that all children are driven to school. Throughout Australia, the school run is overwhelmingly car based, despite many students still living close to school (particularly Primary School) and increasing evidence that the sedentary lifestyle of today’s children is resulting in chronic levels of childhood obesity and increased risk of associated diseases anticipated in the future. This is slowly providing an impetus for reversing the decline in active travel to school and the toolkit provides an ideal platform for providing accessible information to Darwin schools on such initiatives.

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  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 17p
  • Monograph Title: AITPM National Traffic and Transport Conference, 15-18 August 2017, Melbourne

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  • Accession Number: 01664023
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Mar 22 2018 12:29PM