Each year, the Active School Travel program conducts a thorough review of active travel statistics from participating schools to measure the impact of the program.
The results from 2017 are in, and overall, the program increased active travel by 23%. This corresponds to a reduction in the number of single-family car trips to school by an impressive 23%. The biggest improvement came from walking, which increased by 20% over the year.
On average, 50% of our students were actively travelling to school each day by the end of 2017, and 82% of our parents believe that their child’s road safety awareness has improved as a result of the program.
Interestingly, increases in active travel were recorded on every single day of the school week – showing that our efforts in promoting the weekly Active Travel Day are spilling over to all days of the week, which is an excellent result. The largest increases in active travel over the year were from:
- Belmont State School – 47% increase
- St Sebastian’s School – 46% increase
- St Joseph’s Nundah – 34% increase
- Mansfield State School – 32% increase
- Moggill State School – 26% increase
- Windsor State School – 23% increase
- Norman Park State School – 21% increase
Congratulations to all the 2017 participating AST schools on an outstanding effort. The individual evaluation reports will be emailed to the first-year 2017 schools in March 2018.