Active travel to school

We are making it easier for local kids to walk, ride, scoot, skate and skip their way to school.

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These active ways to travel to school:

  • reduce traffic congestion
  • improve safety at drop-off and pick-up zones
  • help the environment
  • encourage students to arrive alert and ready to learn
  • ensure that students build physical activity into their day.

Active Paths

The Active Paths program improves the experience for students who want to walk or ride to school. Council is working with local schools and Bicycle Network to identify safe and direct routes to local schools.

Participating schools include:

  • Bentleigh West Primary School
  • Caulfield Primary School
  • Murrumbeena Primary School

Keep your eyes peeled for the colourful footpath decals which will help guide students safely on their way to school.

Active travel to schools footpath sticker - start here and 750m to go

The participating schools are serious about making active travel to and from school safe, easy and fun, and have worked with us and Bicycle Network’s “Ride2School” program to create colourful, active travel maps.

Download the maps:

Active Paths Map for Bentleigh West Primary
Caulfield Primary School Active Map
Murrumbeena Primary School Active Map

School crossing supervisors

We manage the placement of school crossing supervisors throughout Glen Eira.

They play a vital role in keeping children safe on their journey to and from school. School crossing supervisors are stationed at 73 school crossings in Glen Eira, including traffic lights, pedestrian lights and flag crossings.

Glen Eira’s school crossing supervisors help children from 38 primary and secondary schools across the municipality stay safe on their way to school and home again.

Glen Eira School crossing supervisor

Active Schools — Go for Gold

During October last year, more than 8,500 students from 22 local schools participated in our Active Schools — Go for Gold program. The competition helped registered schools to support their students to walk, ride or scoot to school for the entire month.

We thank the following participating schools for being a part of our Active Schools — Go for Gold program in 2022:

Bentleigh West Primary, Beth Rivkah Ladies College (primary), Carnegie Primary, Caulfield Junior College, Caulfield Primary, Caulfield South Primary, Coatesville Primary, East Bentleigh Primary, Glen Huntly Primary, Japanese School of Melbourne, Leibler Yavneh College (primary school), McKinnon Primary, Murrumbeena Primary, Ormond Primary, Ripponlea Primary, Shelford Girls’ Grammar (primary school), Sholem Aleichem College, St Anthony’s Primary, St Joseph’s Primary, St Peter’s Catholic Primary School, Tucker Road Bentleigh Primary School and Yeshivah College (primary).

Active Schools, go for golg