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Croydon West Primary Ride2School Day

By March 17, 2010March 21st, 20102 Comments

Ride2School is a program developed by Bicycle Victoria and delivered in partnership with local schools and community groups.  The program aims to increase the number of students that walk and ride to school.

Several Maroondah based schools participated in the program, with the assistance of Transition Towns Maroondah.   This morning I assisted Croydon West Primary in writing certificates for the many students that participated in the program, walking or cycling to school.

Alex signing certificates at Croydon West Primary for students walking and cycling as part of Ride2School day.

Alex signing certificates at Croydon West Primary for students walking and cycling as part of Ride2School day.

The ride2School program was incredibly successful at Croydon West Primary, with the school offering a breakfast for students and storage facilities filled with bicycles.  Ride2School helps demonstrate the benefits of walking and cycling, through reducing car dependence, minimising traffic congestion near schools, encouraging fitness and promoting environmental sustainability.

Alex Makin

Alex Makin

Alex Makin is a councillor for the Mullum Ward in the City of Maroondah. Alex has been a councillor since 2005, representing ratepayers, businesses, community groups and residents. I aim to continue making a difference and welcome any thoughts you may have in regard to life, community and business in Maroondah. Phone: (03) 9870 8202 or 0408 311 645 Email: alex@alexmakin.com.au

2 Comments

  • Ruth Bode says:

    Thanks Alex for your interest and help on the day of our school’s Ride2school Day. Our students had a wonderful start to their day and appreciated why we participated in this fun, healthy and sustainable activity.

  • Alex Makin says:

    Hi Ruth,

    Thanks for visiting my website and for your comments. Great to hear that the students enjoyed the day, was fantastic to see such a strong interest in Ride2School and sustainability.

    Alex

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