Ku-ring-gai Council has created over 40 walking maps for local school students to help them participate in the event.
The maps were created with the input of school principals, with the aim of encouraging students to walk more to school.
Over 40 local schools participated in the idea, with the maps now online on the Council’s website.
Maps have been created for the 41 participating schools showing estimated walking travel times, bus stops, train lines, pedestrian crossings, and school pedestrian entrances.
The maps include an indicative walking radius around each school to encourage parents to park further away from the school gate and walk the rest of the way. Parents and carers with specific enquiries about safe walking routes are advised to check directly with their school.
Mayor Jennifer Anderson said the maps could be used by students and families wishing to take part in the National Walk to School Day on Friday 17 May.
“As a Council we are always keen to see young residents become more physically active as well as taking cars off the road, and the maps are a great way to encourage this”.
For more information about Walk to School Day visit www.walk.com.au
Media enquiries: Sally Williams Ku-ring-gai Council Ph: 9424 0982