Unfortunately the number of children and young people getting to school via an active travel mode has been in decline in the ACT; however the ACT government is looking at ways to encourage families with children and young people to once again choose to walk or ride to school, rather than using the car.
Interestingly in the Netherlands they have managed to maintain their levels of children and young people cycling to school. This has been achieved by investing in infrastructure and road safety polices that promote active travel.
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[Photo Woden Valley High School 1969]