Simple and effective way to reduce congestion, increase safety and promote active travel. Thanks to Tauranga City Council, Travel Safe team.
Tauranga City Council Travel Safe Coordinator Sheree Ellis explains how councils can set up Park and Stride schemes.
Parents are encouraged to park their car 500 metres away from the school and walk to collect their children. It reduces congestion and improves safety around the school gate and is a component of active travel promotions.
Park and Stride is set up on a school-by-school basis.
Greenpark School was the first in Tauranga to take up the scheme.
Principal Gareth Scholes told SunLive News about the changes he has seen:
'There really shouldn't be a need to pile on top of each other at the school gate at 3pm, jeopardizing the safety of children.
'The support we’ve had from parents for Active Travel so far has been great, as have the results. We have fewer carbon emissions around the school gate, and healthier active children with better road safety awareness skills.'
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