STUDENTS at Mornington Park Primary School helped choose bike riding routes to school at a workshop run by the Bicycle Network.
The Ride2School ActivePaths program area ages signed routes to schools that help children and parents ride on easy and direct paths and trails.
The routes are designed by students, local councils and the Ride2School team.
More than 30 students from Mornington Park Primary attended the workshop on Thursday 29 April, providing information about the routes they take to school and streets they prefer to ride a bike on.
“Many students and parents want to ride to school, however they can find it difficult to know which streets are the best for riding,” Bicycle Network’s Anthea Hargreaves said.
She said the designated paths “will show the Mornington Park school community the best places to ride and make it easier to enjoy the fun of active trips to school”.
The workshop chose easy routes to and from the school for families from all areas to choose from. The routes use existing off-road bike trails as well as footpaths, which can legally be ridden on by children under 13, their siblings and parents.
The routes will be highlighted with pavement stickers, or decals, which show the way to go.
“Students and parents can follow the decals and know if they should turn left, turn right or continue straight ahead,” Ms Hargreaves said.