Start a Ride or Walk to School or Work event
What programs or events support people to ride or walk to school and work?
Ride2Work and Ride2School are programs run by the Bicycle Network to encourage everyday people to jump on the bike and get active on their commute. Annual Walk to Work and Walk to School Days are organised by the Pedestrian Council of Australia to encourage residents to leave the car behind and reach their office or school by foot.
Why should I ride or walk to work?
Businesses that support and encourage active travel to work experience the benefits of increased productivity and reduced absenteeism, reduce car fleet costs and traffic congestion around the workplace. If most people drive it creates parking issues, traffic problems on nearby road and makes the roads less safe. A small group creating a culture that supports people who leave the car at home can make a big difference influencing how people choose to get to work or study.
When are the next Ride2School and Walk to School Days?
The next Ride2School Day will be held on Friday 19th March 2021.
The next Walk to School Day will be held in 2021 on a date TBC.
If you attend a local Moreland school or university or have a child that attends school, you can ask the school to host a Ride2School program or participate in the annual Ride2School Day.
When are the next Ride2Work and Walk to Work Days?
The next Ride2Work Day will be held on Wednesday 20th October 2021. For tips on how to get people at your work riding visit National Ride2Work website and register online to receive a free support pack.
Moreland City Council hosts a breakfast for bike commuters in Moreland to coincide with Ride2Work Day.
The next Walk to Work Day will be held in Friday 3rd September 2021.