Way2Go Bike Ed is a component of the Way2Go program offered to primary schools by the Department of Planning, Transportation, and Infrastructure (DPTI). Way2Go schools promote safe, green and active travel. Bike SA is contracted by DPTI to deliver the Way2Go Bike Ed program in SA primary schools. Through participation in the program students aged 9-13 develop confidence and personal cycling safety skills as well as responsible riding behaviours. Delivered both in the school grounds and on local roads, students are prepared for on-road cycling and learn the skills and attitudes required for safe cycling in low to medium traffic environments. The aim is for students to develop the skills and confidence to ride their bike to and from school more regularly throughout the school year.
Key Deliverables / Outcomes
Through participating in Way2Go Bike Ed students:
-Gain knowledge and understanding of the road and traffic environments and relevant road laws
-Develop physical and cognitive skills
-Develop responsible behaviours, attitudes and decision-making skills for the safe use of bicycles both on and off the road.
More than 7000 students in 94 schools across South Australia participated in the program in 2017.