Ride2School hits Ulverstone

Bicycle Network's Phil Joughin has been busy on the NW coast in the last couple of weeks.  An important project was to launch the Ride2School project at both West Ulverstone and East Ulverstone Primary Schools.

Two new ACTIVEpaths were launched this week.   The trails, which were mapped as part of Bicycle Network’s Ride2School program, identify the safest and easiest route to school.

Tess Allaway, general manager of behaviour change at Bicycle Network, said the paths will help promote healthy lifestyles among the students.

“Ride2School is a great initiative that helps to build a new generation of students who are not only physically active, but are also able to commute safely to school,” she said.

“A total of 76 primary schools have registered in Tasmania since Ride2School launched in September 2015 and 21 schools regularly record data and show an increased rate of active students since our commitment to Tasmania.”

Bicycle Network are seeking further funding, with the initial $100,000 injection set to run out this month.

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Photo thanks to The Advocate


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