Lyneham Primary School Active Streets

The ACT Government has an Active Streets website for, Lyneham Primary School. Active Streets and Ride and Walk to School programs work hand in hand to promote active travel around schools.

Active Streets and Ride and Walk to School program is still being rolled out across the ACT. Here is information from the ACT Government website, and a few images from the PDF documents for Lyneham Primary.

Lyneham Primary School Active Street information

Lyneham Primary School is part of the ACT Government’s Active Streets program. Note that the pink routes on west side were mostly included in the Lyneham Primary Cycle Survey video.

Active Street brochure for Lyneham Primary School. ACT Government, Accessed 25 March 2022.
Legend. Active Street brochure for Lyneham Primary School. ACT Government, Accessed 25 March 2022.

Part way is OK

Walking with your children the last few hundred metres means less stress. Choice, however, is not always good. Traffic calming the whole of the street in front of the both schools would appear to be very Aussie – it’s fair and treats everybody equally!

Part way drop off and collection points provide a safe alternative to using the school carpark. From these points, children can
easily walk or ride the rest of the way to and from school.
Part way points are useful for families that live too far away to walk or ride the entire way.

Benefits include:
• active and healthy children
• reduced traffic congestion around the school
• increased safety at the school, with less cars on the road and more active communities.

The map below shows how part way points can be used with the wayfinding stencils. Some carparks near Active Streets schools have signage to promote part way points. Families are encouraged to locate their own part way points along the stencilled routes, and remember… Part way is OK!

Park Way is OK. Active Street brochure for Lyneham Primary School. ACT Government, Accessed 25 March 2022.
Park Way is OK. Active Street brochure for Lyneham Primary School. ACT Government, Accessed 25 March 2022.
Reducing congestion by parking a distance from the school. Primary School. ACT Government, Accessed 25 March 2022.

School Crossing Supervisors

The ACT Government has a School Crossing Supervisors program. These are the delightful high viz lollipop people that stand on the school crossings before and after school. Not all schools have them. It would be a good question, how a school goes about getting one.

Both Lyneham Primary School and Brindabella Christian College are Schools with School Crossing Supervisors. The schools that have School Crossing Supervisors are shown on a map (OpenStreetMap). Below are a few screenshots of this interactive map.

Schools with School Crossing Supervisors. ACT Government. Map OpenStreetMap and contributors. Accessed 25 March 2022.
Only 1 in the whole of Belconnen. Schools with School Crossing Supervisors. ACT Government. Map OpenStreetMap and contributors. Accessed 25 March 2022.
Both Lyneham Primary School and Brindabella Christian College are Schools with School Crossing Supervisors. ACT Government. Map OpenStreetMap and contributors. Accessed 25 March 2022.

Government maps of signage around the schools

The ACT Government displays where they have placed signs (mostly painted) on a map (OpenStreetMap). Here is the map for Lyneham Primary School: first the overview map and then zoomed in. Lyneham has done well from the Active Streets program. In contrast, many schools in Belconnen are missing and none of the schools in Kambah are on the map.

Lyneham Primary School overview. ACT Government signage around schools. Accessed 25 March 2022. Map OpenStreetMap and contributors.
Zoomed in on Lyneham Primary School. ACT Government signage around schools. Accessed 25 March 2022. Map OpenStreetMap and contributors.
Most Belconnen Schools are yet to be included in the program. ACT Government signage around schools. Accessed 25 March 2022. Map OpenStreetMap and contributors.
Still waiting: Kambah has yet to be included in the program. ACT Government signage around schools. Accessed 25 March 2022. Map OpenStreetMap and contributors.

Ride or Walk to School

Ride or Walk to School includes teacher resources. Considering teachers’ workload, they may not have the time themselves to implement such a program. For a start, all kids may not have bikes. For a program like this to work, dedicated teaching resources (staff and equipment) need to be provided. A travelling circus from school to school might be an innovative idea with sufficient resources to do the job.

Further information about Ride or Walk to School is found here.
Teachers resources for Ride or Walk to School (Safe Cycle).
Teachers resources for Road Safety.

Primary School Resources

“Projects” are available on Ride or Walk to School page too.

Project 3 Bike Control

Learning basic hand signals. Project 3 Bike Control ACT Government, Years 5 and 6. TCCS, access 25 March 2022.
Activity 1. Project 3 Bike Control ACT Government, Years 5 and 6. TCCS, access 25 March 2022.

ACT Safe Cycle for Families

A good idea but will parents take the time to watch it?

ACT Health, Safe Cycle for Families online course. Accessed 25 March 2022.

Great idea but needs to be updated due to dead links like this. The videos are still there though.

Dead link on the ACT Government website. A common occurrence in canberra.bikes experience.
Learning to ride 3 – Balance. Video instruction for adults how to teach your kids to ride a bike. the video of is low quality compared to what your smartphone would produce but the idesa are good.

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