The Cycling to School program focuses on encouraging more children to cycle to school. Its aim is to facilitate behaviour change in a school community to:

  • encourage and support continuing long-term active transport use,
  • help to reduce traffic/parking congestion around schools,
  • improve the health and well-being of children,
  • support greater social / community cohesion,
  • increase self-confidence and transport independence for children,
  • increase road safety awareness and skills,
  • encourage other family members to be more active etc.

Pilot Programs at Sutherland Shire Schools

To encourage students to cycle to school and for other trips, Sutherland Shire Council continued the Cycle to School program at Miranda North Public School in 2022. The Cycle to School Program is a 1hr per week, eight-week course provided by accredited cycling educators that focuses on improving rider confidence and ability, cycling skills, and road safety awareness among students in years 5 and 6. The result of the program has provided the school community with the confidence that the students have achieved a degree of cycling proficiency that will enable them to cycle to school safely and independently and help minimise the need for parents to drive them to school by car.

With grant funding assistance from the RMS Walking and Cycling Program - Non-Infrastructure Proposals  Connecting Centres (Cycling) –, Sutherland Shire Council engaged Rideability to undertake the pilot Cycle to School project at Sutherland North Primary School and Woolooware Primary School.

Read the Cycle to School Report 2018 - PDF - 1399 KB

2022 Miranda North Public School - Students and Teachers

2018 Sutherland North Primary School and Woolooware Primary School - Students and Teachers

If you want to find out if your school is eligible for this program, please Contact Us for a pre-feasibility assessment.