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Walk, Cycle or Scoot to School Program

Walk, Cycle or Scoot to School is a City of Palmerston initiated project designed to encourage partnerships between schools and their school community for safer and more active school travel in Palmerston.

The program emphasises the importance of safe travel in suburban areas, particularly on the roads surrounding schools while empowering families to take an active travel option to and from school at least once a week. 

Key objectives  

  • Help Palmerston children develop the vital road-crossing skills they will need as they mature.
  • Reduce car dependency and traffic congestion.
  • To promote the health benefits of walking and create regular walking habits.
  • Facilitation of safer outcomes for the community.

Active travel is described as walking, cycling, or scooting to school.   

A trial of the project commenced at Rosebery Primary School during Term 3, 2019.  Students received an Active Travel Passport from their teacher which was stamped each Wednesday they walked to school during the term. At the end of the term the classroom with the most active travellers was rewarded with a prize.  

The second phase of the project is being rolled in 2020 the following suburbs:  Gray, Durack and Zuccoli. Please click on the following links to download the routes in these suburbs. 

Families are encouraged to download the map and walk, cycle or scoot to school. 

Schools who would like to participate in the program will receive the following to support program materials. 

  • An Active Travel Passport & Water Bottle for each student 
  • A program banner to place at the front of the school 
  • An end of program trophy for the most active class

Road safety resources for parents and teachers can be found here.

If your school is interested in taking part in the program in 2021, please email palmerston@palmerston.nt.gov.au or phone 8935 9919 for more information. 

This project is proudly supported by the Northern Territory Government.