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).
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 time frame, 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.