Better Moves Around Schools

We aim to raise awareness of available programs, resources, funding opportunities and contact points to support schools and parents with road safety information.

Resources and programs

Provided is a list of resources and programs for the different stages of road safety learning.

Early childhood - pedestrian and passenger safety

Early years pedestrian and passenger, bus and public transport safety

Middle years harm prevention and bicycle education

Secondary school risk management and pre-licence education

Better Moves Around Schools

Early childhood - pedestrian and passenger safety

Resources/Programs  Information
Starting Out Safely

Vic Roads
9854 2782

Safe Routes to School Vic Roads
9854 2782
Government publications bookshop Vic Roads
9854 2782

Kidsafe Sesame, Elmo Road Safety Resources

Kidsafe Victoria
9036 2306

Early years pedestrian and passenger, bus and public transport safety

We have a cycling or walking to and from school flyer which is recommended for schools to add this to the prep and year 7 parent information packs. This flyer is for parents of children who are about to walk or cycle to and from school for the first time and it is suitable for primary and secondary students. Please contact our Transport team on 9243 8888 to get copies of this flyer.

Resources/Programs  Information
Kids on the Move

DEECD

9637 3328

Street Scene

RACV

9790 2924

Walking School Bus

Moonee Valley City Council

9243 8888

Expression of interest flyers are available for schools to distribute to parents prior to starting the walking school bus program.  

Middle years harm prevention and bicycle education

Resources/Programs  Information 
Starting Out Safely 

DEECD

9637 3328

Bicycle Safety Education Instructor Training programs

DE&T preferred provider

Wilcare Services 9854 2782

Bike Ed

Vic Roads
9854 2782

We have a flyer which contains information for schools interested in conducting Bike Ed either at their school or at our Essendon Traffic School. Contact our Transport team on 9243 8888 to get copies of the flyers.

Secondary school risk management and pre-licence education

Resources/Programs  Information
Transmission

RACV
9790 2924

Muck Up Day TAC
5225 6954

Journey Planner PTV

 

Public Transport Victoria

1800 800 007

Crash Stats and Keys Please

Vic Roads
9854 2782

Crash Stats is the Victorian accident statistics and mapping program.

Keys Please is a positive and pro-active program that introduces the different driving skills and experiences a learner needs to become a responsible and safe licensed driver. This includes the importance of forming a positive partnership with their parent or supervising driver, and the need to acquire 120 hours of driving experience in all driving conditions

Fit2Drive (Year 11 students)

Moonee Valley City Council
F2D and VATSET 9885 9010

Fit2Drive is a program for year 11 students that's about changing attitudes and behaviours - not teaching driving skills.

The program focuses on providing opportunities to rehearse behaviours and develop problem solving strategies enabling young people to make good decisions when faced with risky driving situations, whether as a passenger or a driver.

Year 11 students can take part in a half-day workshop, which includes presentations by Victoria police and the MFB/CFA.

At the end of the workshop, students prepare personal plan involving strategies and things they would say and do in dangerous situations.

We are also reviewing the opportunity to hold a community youth forum with the theme personal safety and getting home safely.

I’d like more information on Fit2Drive

For more information visit the Fit2Drive website.

I’m in year 11 – how can I get involved?

Ask your school if they are running the program, and if they’re not, you can ask them to.

How can Council help Moonee Valley secondary schools get involved?

We can help you to run this at your school by paying for some of the course and providing information on how to get involved.

Secondary schools can contact the Transport Project Officer on 9243 8888 or lbagnati@mvcc.vic.gov.au  to get started. 

Looking after our Mates (Year 12 students)

Funding and support for local Road Safety projects and programs is available including the Looking after our Mates sessions.

Looking After Our Mates is an education session that aims to reduce the incidence and severity of crashes involving alcohol affected drivers, riders and pedestrians. The program aims to raise the awareness of the affects of alcohol including affects on the local community. The session lasts for about an hour and can be easily facilitated to run after training.

It is enjoyable, interactive and addresses drink and drug driving as a road safety issue, the affects of alcohol on the body and performance, calculating BAC (Blood Alcohol Concentration), the law and strategies to avoid drink driving and making decisions affected by alcohol. It is about acting responsibly either as an individual or a club. All clubs are urged to participate in this free program.

The main message is a simple one about responsible drinking, driving and looking after our mates.

Good Sport - managing alcohol and sports Good Sports aims to reduce alcohol and other drug problems, increase the viability of sporting clubs and improve the range and quality of sport options available with the community.
L2P Supporting young people aged 16-21 to reach 120 hours of driving practise.
P.A.R.T.Y Prevent Alcohol and Risk Related Trauma in youth at the Alfred Hospital
keys2drive

Provides learner drivers and their parents/supervisors a free driving lesson with a keys2drive accredited professional driving instructor.

Teen drinking laws Teen drinking laws parent information and resource register.

Better Moves Around Schools

The Better Moves Around Schools program is a collaborative effort between us and schools to improve traffic, safety and parking management, and encourage walking, cycling and the use of public transport when travelling to and from school. 

The Better Moves Around School program has been recognised as a Highly Recommended program by the 2016 Australasia Premier Road Safety Awards. 

Better Moves to schools map

The Better Moves to Schools map includes schools' Walking School Bus routes, Active Paths and Park and Walk locations.

School drop off and pick up zones 

The drop off and pick up zones are easily identified by bright pink coloured signage and line markings, and they have improved traffic flow and created a safer environment for children to be dropped off and picked up at school.

We encourage drivers to follow the road rules and be watchful for children when driving near schools.

Active Paths

Active Paths initiative is about making it easier for students that want to ride, walk, scoot or skate to school.

The paths are selected based on locally identified features such as:

  • The most direct route
  • Minimisation of known traffic and bus routes
  • Locality of good pedestrian infrastructure and
  • Walkable catchments to the school

They are designed and implemented in partnership with the school, bicycle network and Council.

They make the journey clear, popular and fun as possible. Even for students who live far away, part way is ok. 

School Travel Plans

School Travel Plans support change from car use to more sustainable travel for the journey to and from school, such as walking, cycling and using public transport, including school buses. 

School Travel Planning has been shown to have significant benefits for school communities including:

  • Reduced traffic congestion around schools
  • Better health and fitness for students
  • Increased travel choices for students and carers
  • Improved safety for students
  • Greater social awareness with the school and local community

Park and Walk Locations, Signage and maps

Recognising that some students live too far to walk to and from school, we have identified locations that are within walking distance of the school and encourage those living more than 2km from the school to park and walk from this location.

Maps of these locations have been developed for schools and parents.

Stop Look Listen and Think Signage

Placed at school crossing to remind children to STOP, LOOK, LISTEN and THINK.

For more information please contact the Transport Project Officer on 9243 8888

Last updated: Thursday, 24 August 2017, 6:30 AM