Walk, Ride, Share – Reduce School Traffic Program
Have you noticed less congested roads during the school holidays?
What if this could happen all year round?
About the Walk, Ride, Share Program
This program has been created by Barker Ryan Stewart in aim to reduce traffic congestion around these schools during peak times, by encouraging students to walk, cycle, carpool or catch public transport to and from school. We believe the ‘Walk Ride Share – Reduce School Traffic Program’ can assist in achieving a 25% reduction in traffic over the 2 week period that the program will run.
The pilot program was recently launched at Largs Public School and Pretty Beach Public School during weeks 6 and 7 of term 3 (Monday 21 August – Friday 1 September 2017) which proved to be a success with students and their families who actively made a change to clear their local roads. Largs Public School also used the program as a fundraising initiative to raise funds which went directly to the school.
Goals and Benefits of Walk, Ride, Share
Our goal is to create a 2 week national ‘car holiday’. It’s ambitious, but if we encourage every school in Australia to join in, we can significantly reduce traffic congestion on our roads at peak times. Some of the great benefits include:
- Reducing traffic congestion on our roads and around school zones;
- Creating faster commutes to and from workplaces for the local community;
- Encouraging walking or cycling to be the transport mode of choice for short trips;
- Encouraging children and families to include regular exercise into their daily routine;
- Promoting road safety awareness;
- Environmental benefits through reducing air-polluting emissions.
If you would like to know more about the Walk, Ride, Share program or if your school is interested in taking part in the Walk, Ride, Share – Reduce School Traffic Program please contact us to register your interest.