This morning, Deputy Lord Mayor Jess Miller and her daughter Jemima joined pupils at Newtown Public School as they got on their bikes to celebrate Ride2School Day with more than 2,000 other schools across Australia. You can watch a video summary of the event here.
As you know, I strongly support active transport – it reduces congestion on our roads and helps to keep our community healthy.
It’s proven that students who are active are also more alert, confident and independent. We also know that 40% of 10-17 year olds ride regularly in the City of Sydney area – which is twice that of their Greater Sydney counterparts.
We’re doing everything we can to encourage people of all ages to ride on our network of safe separated cycleways, shared paths and quiet streets that we’re building around the city!
Ride2School Day is organised by the national bicycle charity, Bicycle Network.