Park and Walk

Park and walk means you don’t park your car at your final destination but in a nearby car park (or other suitable place) with less congestion, and then walk the remainder of your trip.

Park and walk helps to resolve congestion and parking issues and consequently increase road safety at key destinations and at peak times. It is a great way for parents to avoid the congestion at the school gate or kindy and get some one-on-one time with kids.

Families who live a considerable distance from school choose park and walk as a safe, healthy and environmentally-friendly option. Students travel part of the way by vehicle and are dropped off at a safe and pre-arranged place where they can meet with others to walk the remainder of the journey to school. For younger kids this can be organised to link in with a supervised walking school bus. This option works well at the end of the school day when students are met by parents who have walked part of the way and it actively eases congestion at the school gate, making it safer for everyone.

For under-five year olds we work with their preschool and the Happy Feet programme to encourage kids and caregivers to walk the last 2 - 5 minutes of their journey.

Key destinations

  • Schools and pre-schools
  • Shopping destinations
  • City Centre
  • Hospital

Advantages of park and walk

  • Reduction of traffic congestion
  • Increased road safety for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists
  • Provides a possibility for car users to be more sustainable
  • Gives you the advantages of both walking and driving
Note: We would like to encourage park and walk especially with parents who drive their children to and from school. 
Page reviewed: 10 Feb 2014 10:23am