Medowie Place Plan delivering safer ‘Ride To School’ options

Port Stephen

Four Medowie Schools will participate in national Ride2School Day on Friday 24 March, fulfilling one of the Medowie Place Plan actions where Council sought to give local kids a safe walking a cycling environment by completing shared path projects in Medowie.

National Ride2School Day takes place each year across Australia, and this Friday 24 March will see four schools across Medowie able to participate thanks to the completion of shared pathways throughout the suburb, making riding, scootering and skating to school safer and more enjoyable than ever.

Students from Catherine McCauley Catholic College, Wirreanda Public School, Medowie Public School, and Medowie Christian School will join more than 350,000 students nationally to ride, walk, scoot and skate to school, with a positive environmental impact equivalent to planting 195 trees.

The participating schools are running a number of incentives to encourage students to participate, including ‘best dressed bike’ competitions, blend biking, and hosting guest speakers to present to the students at assembly.

National Ride2School Day was developed by the Bicycle Network to encourage kids to get active on their journey to school. The Bicycle Network campaigns for improved cycling facilities nationwide, and fairer legislation for cyclists, as well as sharing cycling and bike-maintenance tips on their website.

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