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Home / Latest / Stories / Architectus Ed-Talk: active travel to school
We welcomed a number of key education and infrastructure leaders to the MLC studio recently for an informal discussion on active travel to school. The Heart Foundation NSW engaged us to explore urban design solutions that address key barriers to safe active travel to school in New South Wales.
Architectus’ Marina Carroll and Pete Murray shared insights and led the discussion through the barriers, processes and queries around active travel to school and how the strategy can be implemented.
Some of the key factors identified as hurdles included financial; how will this scheme be funded? Cultural, organisational, policies and physical elements such as the weather and size/weight of school bags and back packs.
The group explored ways that could mitigate some of the following factors:
This is a topic that all attendees are passionate about, and some of the issues raised are truly thought-provoking. Architectus and the Heart Foundation continue to work together to ensure children are active and safe.
Among the attendees were members from School Infrastructure NSW, Cranbrook School, the Heart Foundation, NSW Department of Education, Johnstaff, Beca, Aurecon, APP, Anee Knock Consulting, TfNSW and Willoughby Council.
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