Westburn School to launch travel plan
23 June 2006
Westburn School is to become the first City Council sponsored school to encourage its staff, students and school community to think carefully about how they travel to and from school.
The school is launching its school travel plan – a planned approach to improving road safety, reducing congestion, increasing physical activity and promoting alternative forms of transport.
Mike Wall, chair of the Council’s Fendalton/Waimairi Community Board will join with sports representatives and others at 8.30am on Wednesday (28 June) to celebrate the official launch of the travel plan. Also invited to the launch are Canterbury Flames netballers Shelley Norris and Jade Topia, Canterbury Rams basketball players Mark Morrison and Dennis Trammell, Canterbury/NZ hockey players Bridget Kight and Stacey Carr, the Town Crier and the crew from the popular childrens’ television programme What Now.
The Westburn School Travel Plan is the result of extensive consultation with the school community and has been developed with the support of Christchurch City Council.
It aims to promote practical alternatives to car travel for journeys to and from school, to help reduce traffic congestion and chaos at the school gate, and also to address safety concerns. The school hopes it will encourage its children to be healthier and more active and that the scheme will help create a more pleasant environment and improve energy efficiency.
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