Welcome to Way2Go

Way2Go is a statewide South Australian program promoting safer, greener and more active travel for primary school students and their communities. It uses a whole school approach built on a partnership between local councils, school communities and the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI).

Way2Go

  • encourages children and the community to safely walk, ride bikes or scooters, and use public transport for personal travel  
  • supports students to be safe walkers, bike riders and passengers
  • promotes the development of safe, people friendly local streets near schools to support independent personal travel  
  • Is creating change in school community travel modes through a problem solving approach based on current Travel Behaviour Change methodology
  • supports school road safety education practices that are embedded within the regular curriculum and reflect the nationally supported Principles for School Road Safety Education and the National Practices for Early Childhood Road Safety Education 
  • benefits the whole community.

Local councils partner with DPTI and school communities to identify, plan and implement people focused, safe and innovative improvements in local streets near schools to support active travel.

School communities establish partnerships at different levels depending on their capacity as described in the Way2Go model.

Way2Go Lead Schools make a commitment to engage in an evidence based planning process that aligns with their school priorities and passions. They access release time for planning and intense support for development of their unique School Travel Plan along with funding for facilities and initiatives that support active travel e.g. bike & scooter shelters. The plan has a medium to long term timeframe, includes curriculum components and identifies measurable and achievable goals, see Way2Go in Action.

Partner Schools commit to provide written information about how they will use the Way2Go resources and promote safer and more active within their school context. They receive less support and can progress to a Lead school at any time.

Creating change

Way2Go Bike Ed

Resources