Easy ways to actively travel to school

With many ways to actively travel to and from school, finding something to suit all families is easy.

Parents and carers play a critical role in influencing the development of a child’s positive road behaviour. Active travel lessons learned at an early age and reinforced throughout a child's schooling will have a major effect on their attitudes and behaviours for the rest of their lives.

Regardless of whether your school is part of the Active School Travel program, the following active travel tips are relevant to all families.


Leave the car at home and walk to school. If you live too far away, drive part of the way and walk the rest. We call that ‘Park & Stride’. Read more tips on walking to school.


Riding a bike with your children helps them get to school quickly, be active and develop a lifelong skill of riding. Read more tips on riding to school.


It’s fun and fast to scooter to school. Just like when riding a bike, stick to the footpath and wear a helmet. Read more tips on scooting to school.

Car pool

Try car pooling with another family to help reduce the number of cars at the school gate. Read more tips on car pooling.

Public transport

Travelling on public transport can give older children a sense of independence and free parents from daily school trips. Read more tips on taking public transport to school.

Last updated: 16 June 2021