The number of children getting to school via active transport has plummeted over recent decades. This is leading to immediate and long-term issues that are not only impacting the economy and transport network, but most importantly our children’s health, with childhood obesity a leading cause. In Perth, the rate is as low as 20 percent, with one-half of children travelling to school by car despite living less than one kilometre away.
However, schools from around the State are bucking this trend by promoting bike riding to their students and teachers. This WA Bike Month, several schools are hosting WA Bike Month events to encourage students and teachers to ride a bike to school:
- West Leederville Primary School
- Living Waters Lutheran College
- Tuart Hill Primary School
- Noranda Primary School
- Safety Bay Primary School
- Geraldton Primary School