Shared Paths – Walk, Cycle or Scoot to School is a City of Palmerston initiated project designed to encourage partnerships between schools and their school community for safer and more active school travel in Palmerston.

The program emphasises the importance of safe travel in suburban areas, particularly on the roads surrounding schools while empowering families to take an active travel option to and from school at least once a week. 

Key objectives  

  • Help Palmerston children develop the vital road-crossing skills they will need as they mature.
  • Reduce car dependency and traffic congestion.
  • To promote the health benefits of walking and create regular walking habits.
  • Facilitation of safer outcomes for the community.

The program is commencing at Rosebery Primary School during Term 3, 2019. Students will be encouraged to actively travel to school each Wednesday during Term 3, 2019. Students will receive Active Travel Passports from their classroom teacher which will be stamped each Wednesday, if they actively travel to school. At the end of term, the classroom with the most active travellers will be rewarded with a prize and a classroom trophy. 

Active travel is described as walking, cycling or scooting to school.   

Program signage has been placed on the following footpaths that lead towards Rosebery School: 

Stop Listen Look 

  • Forrest Parade, Rosebery 
  • Odegaard Drive, Rosebery 
  • Owston Ave, Rosebery 
  • Belyuen Road, Rosebery 
  • Haydon Street, Rosebery
  • Forrest Parade, Bellamack 
  • McGrath Street, Bellamack 

Path Starting Point Locations

  • Corner of Lambrick Ave and Forrest Parade 
  • Corner of Eucharia Street and Forrest Parade 
  • Corner of Flynn Parade and Forrest Parade 
  • Larrakia Street (next to 42 Larrakia Street) 
  • Corner of Owston and Roystonea Ave 
  • Corner of Chung Wah Terrace and Owston Ave

Additional pathway signage has been installed to indicate halfway points and points when children are 200m from the school zone. 

Road safety resources for parents and teachers can be found here.

If your school is interested in taking part in the program in Term 2, 2020, please email palmerston@palmerston.nt.gov.au or phone 8935 9919. 

This project is proudly supported by the Northern Territory Government.