Safe roads around schools

Brisbane City Council is making school travel safer by supporting a number of infrastructure initiatives to protect our children and school communities and encourage safety on the roads around our schools. Learn about Council’s:

Safer Paths to School program

Council's Safer Paths to Schools program aims to make it easier to walk to school and helps promote active travel at an early age.

The program builds new pathways and completes missing sections of footpaths nearby schools. These improvements ensure teachers, students and their families can get to school safer, on safe and connected pathways.

As of May 2023, the program has delivered more than 16 kilometres of new and upgraded footpaths at 74 locations near 63 schools.

SAMs for Schools program

As part of the SAM for Schools program, Council has installed an additional 22 permanent SAMs near Brisbane schools for the start of Term 1, 2023.  This brings the total number of permanent SAMs installed at schools to 83 across the city. SAMs aim to change motorist behaviour and reduce speeding in our suburbs. 

Find out more about Council's Speed Awareness Monitor program.

Traffic Management Plan Improvements program

The Traffic Management Plan Improvements program aims to improve the safety of students actively travelling to and from school to maximise and maintain the long term benefits of Council’s Active School Travel (AST) program.

The program provides infrastructure improvements, such as pedestrian refuge crossings, splitter islands, kerb ramps and footpaths, to make it safer and easier for students to walk, cycle or scooter to school.

Between 1 July 2009 and 15 May 2023, Council completed infrastructure improvements at 57 schools across Brisbane.

Schools with a completed school traffic management plan are eligible to be considered for infrastructure improvements through the Traffic Management Plan Improvements program.

Safe School Travel Infrastructure program

The Safe School Travel Infrastructure program provides transport-related infrastructure to improve the safety of students travelling to and from school, and is funded on a 50/50 basis with the Queensland Government (Department of Transport and Main Roads).

Improvements carried out within this program include the construction of new and upgraded pedestrian and cyclist crossing facilities, loading and parking enhancements, and minor intersection improvements that improve access and safety for all road users.

School communities that would like improvements considered for inclusion within the program are encouraged to complete a school traffic management plan (TMP) using a template provided by Council. Preparing a TMP helps schools identify and address traffic management issues, such as safety concerns at ‘drop and go’ zones, illegal parking or stopping, and students, parents and carers crossing roads at inappropriate locations.

Enhanced School Zone Signage program

Council's Enhanced School Zone Signage program aims to improve road safety around schools located on multi-lane roads.

School zones on multi-lane roads consist of two treatments:

  • enhanced or flashing school zone signage
  • pavement thresholds (red painted boxes with 'school zone' in white text).

The treatments aim to improve safety for children travelling to and from school and are specifically designed to raise awareness of reduced speed limits in school zones at peak school times.

Between 1 July 2015 and 30 June 2022, Council installed Enhanced School Zone Signage at 63 schools.

View the list of schools

  • All Hallows' School - Ann Street, Brisbane City
  • Ashgrove State School – Glory Street, Ashgrove
  • Australian International Islamic College - Blunder Road, Durack
  • Belmont State School - Old Cleveland Road, Belmont
  • Brisbane Bayside State College - Wynnum Road, Wynnum
  • ​Brisbane Boys College – Moggill Road, Toowong
  • Brisbane Central State School - St Pauls Terrace, Spring Hill
  • Brisbane Girls Grammar School – Gregory Terrace, Spring Hill
  • Brisbane Grammar School – Gregory Terrace, Brisbane City
  • Brisbane South State Secondary College - Gladstone Road and Annerley Road 
  • Brisbane State High School – Cordelia Street, Vulture Street, Merivale Street and Gladstone Road and Ernest Street, South Brisbane
  • Camp Hill State Infants and Primary School – Old Cleveland Road, Camp Hill
  • Cannon Hill State School – Wynnum Road, Cannon Hill
  • Cavendish Road State High School - Holland Road, Holland Park
  • Clairvaux Mackillop College – Klumpp Road, Upper Mt Gravatt
  • Clayfield College – Sandgate Road, Clayfield
  • Coorparoo State School – Old Cleveland Road, Coorparoo
  • Craigslea State High School – Maundrell Terrace, Chermside West
  • Durack State School – Inala Avenue, Durack
  • Dutton Park State School – Annerley Road, Dutton Park
  • East Brisbane State School – Wellington Road, Stanley Street and Vulture Street, East Brisbane
  • Forest Lake State High School – Forest Lake Boulevard, Forest Lake
  • Greenslopes State School - Logan Road, Greenslopes
  • Inala State School – Rosemary Street, Inala
  • Indooroopilly State School – Moggill Road, Indooroopilly
  • Kelvin Grove State College and Kelvin Grove Junior School - Kelvin Grove Road, Kelvin Grove
  • Macgregor State School – McCullough Street, Macgregor
  • Mary Immaculate Catholic Primary School – Ipswich Road, Annerley
  • Mitchelton Special School – Osborne Road, Mitchelton
  • Moorooka State School – Beaudesert Road, Moorooka
  • Moreton Bay College – Hargreaves Road and Kianawah Road, Manly West
  • Mount Gravatt East State School – Newnham Road, Mount Gravatt East
  • Mount Gravatt State School – Logan Road, Mount Gravatt
  • Mt Maria College – Osborne Road, Mitchelton
  • Newmarket State School – Enoggera Road, Newmarket
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Primary School – Mains Road, Sunnybank
  • Our Lady Queen of Apostles Primary School - Appleby Road, Stafford Heights
  • Richlands East State School – Poinsettia Street, Inala
  • Runcorn State School – Beenleigh Road and Mains Road, Sunnybank
  • Sandgate District State High School - Depot Road, Deagon
  • Sandgate State School – Rainbow Street, Sandgate
  • Seton College – Cavendish Road, Mount Gravatt East
  • Somerset Hills State School - Webster Road, Stafford
  • St Agnes School – Logan Road, Mount Gravatt
  • St Ambrose's Primary School – Enoggera Road, Newmarket
  • St Bernard's Catholic Primary School – Logan Road and Klumpp Road, Upper Mount Gravatt
  • St Catherine's Catholic Primary School - Newnham Road, Wishart
  • St Flannan's Catholic Primary School – Beams Road and Handford Road, Zillmere
  • St James College – Boundary Street and Turbot Street, Spring Hill
  • St James Catholic Primary School - Old Cleveland Road, Coorparoo 
  • St Johns Anglican College Junior Campus – Forest Lake Boulevard, Forest Lake
  • St Johns Anglican College Senior – Forest Lake Boulevard, Forest Lake
  • St Joseph's College – Gregory Terrace, Spring Hill
  • St Mary of the Cross – Roblane Street, Windsor
  • Stafford State School – Webster Road, Stafford
  • Tingalpa State School – Wynnum Road, Tingalpa
  • Upper Mount Gravatt State School – Logan Road, Upper Mount Gravatt
  • Western Suburbs State Special School – Rosemary Street, Inala
  • Windsor State School – Lutwyche Road, Windsor
  • Wooloowin State School – Lutwyche Road, Wooloowin
  • Wynnum West State School – Wynnum Road, Wynnum West
  • Zillmere State School – Murphy Road, Zillmere.

For more information about Council’s Enhanced School Zone Signage program, phone Council on 07 3403 8888.

School Crossing Supervisor Scheme

The Department of Transport and Main Roads' School Crossing Supervisor Scheme aims to help children cross roads safely on their way to and from school.

Applications for a supervised crossing should be made by the school principal to the Department of Transport and Main Roads via:

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