Here are some examples of Way2Go in action. Some projects are small and specifically about creating secure, sheltered bike storage while others demonstrate bigger projects. We will add examples as they evolve and would be happy to discuss ideas and opportunities with interested school communities and local governments
Way2Go paves the way at Norwood Primary School
A partnership between DPTI's Way2Go program, Norwood Primary School and Norwood, Payneham and St Peters Council is encouraging more students to walk, ride and scooter to school easing congestion and creating a safer school precinct. Students mapped out the most common routes to school and then worked with a local artist to design and make mosaic tiles. Council then embedded the mosaics in the footpaths on the most popular routes to school. To learn more about the project from the students, teachers and artist involved click here.
Mannum Community College
A successful partnership between Mannum Community College, Mid Murray Council and the State Government’s Way2Go program is encouraging physical activity daily with a safer walk to and from school for Mannum Community College students. New safety improvements include kerb and footpath improvements, signage and pedestrian barriers around entry points to the college on Walker Avenue and Adelaide Road. The aim is to create safer, people friendly streets near schools to promote more students walking, cycling or riding a scooter to school daily.
Cobdogla Primary School
Cobdogla Primary School Students were keen participants in Way2Go Bike Ed this year with students learning about bike safety and how to ride safely. School Principal Trevor Broughton said "in country areas students can get a little blasé with not much traffic around so teaching them these safety rules is important. The students have thoroughly enjoyed getting out of the school grounds and onto the roads." 100 schools from across the state will participate in Way2Go Bike Ed in 2018.
Vineyard Lutheran School
Vineyard Lutheran School have almost doubled the number of children riding to school with a new Way2Go Bike Shelter being installed. The Principal of Vineyard Lutheran School said the new bike shelter installed with Way2Go Wheels Hub funding has promoted students riding to school along with the schools participation in the Way2Go Bike Ed program.
Reynella Primary School
Reynella Primary School students have been giving their new bike storage area plenty of use after successfully securing Way2Go Wheels Hub funding for the facility, supporting students to make active travel choices. The new parking space stores up to 48 bikes under shelter and complements the three existing indoor scooter storage racks.
Citizens Jury Bike Education Pilot Program 2016 Evaluation Report
The Way2Go Bike Ed program provides bicycle education for primary school students aged 9-13 years (Years 4-7) to develop students' confidence and competence as safe bike riders for travel to and from school. A formal evaluation was conducted in 2015 that included participant surveys in four South Australian primary schools to determine the effectiveness of an enhanced Way2Go Bike Ed model.
Tatiara council promotes student safety
The Tatiara council has jumped on board a statewide South Australian program that promotes a safer, greener and more active travel for primary school students and their communities.
Goolwa primary School
Goolwa Primary School's Way2Go program has been building success since they joined in 2015. The school has developed a school travel plan, participated in Way2Go Bike Ed and received Way2Go funding to improve bike facilities for children. As part of the program, Way2Go has been working in partnership with Alexandrina Council to improve pedestrian crossing access and safety on the nearby Gardiner Street with the improvements to be implemented in late 2016. The school community has embraced the Way2Go program and is developing a strong culture of active travel.
Trinity Gardens Primary
Trinity Gardens Primary School is taking a big step towards boosting the number of children walking to school.
Naracoorte South Primary School
The school successfully applied for Way2Go funding to upgrade bicycle and scooter parking facilities in 2015 providing sheltered bike parking for 60 bikes. Combined with in school activities and Way2Go Bike Ed the school has seen a significant increase in the numbers of children cycling to school. According to the principal this has been most noticeable in the cooler months.
Sturt Street Community School
Acting as demonstration project for the 2014 international cycling conference Velo-City Global held in Adelaide, the Sturt Street Community School project is an example of what can be achieved with a strong partnership between local government and the school community.
Rose Park Primary School
Rose Park Primary School incorporated specific undercover storage for scooters as well as bike rails as part of their plan to have more students riding and scooting to school. Storage was placed in different locations to maximise available space and avoid congestion on entry. These facilities also benefit the regular weekend school playground users.
Plympton Primary School
Way2Go is working in partnership with Plympton Primary and City of West Torrens to review the school precinct to promote safe cycling and walking. This complements the crossing improvements made by Council in 2012 including the recent installation of Way2Go signage. The school is also exploring options for the provision of secure bike and scooter storage facilities. The School Travel Plan incorporates this action along with specific student learning activities that promote active travel.
Woodville Primary School
The Woodville Primary School community had ongoing concerns about their children’s safety when crossing Port Road. Despite having a Pedestrian Actuated Crossing, community perception was that safety for children and their families had not improved even though the crossing had been upgraded and monitored over a number of years with significant input from both the local council and DPTI.