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School travel

Travel to and from school has been shown to have a significant impact on traffic congestion. Promoting and facilitating safe alternatives to driving private vehicles to and from school is one of the ways we can address both congestion and safety issues around the school gate.

Walking school bus

Walking school buses are a fun and safe way for children to walk to school.


Travelwise aims to improve road safety and reduce the number of vehicles driving to and from school at peak times.

WOW walking or wheeling

Earn WOW points for your school and your school could win cool rewards.

The Travelwise programme has contributed to long term safety benefits and a reduction in congestion around schools. Achievements highlighted in the Travelwise Evaluation Report 2012/2013 (PDF 3.90 MB) include taking 12,271 car trips off the road each morning peak.

Auckland Transport’s School Transport Programme aims to work collaboratively with schools to deliver a safe system approach to road safety and reduce congestion around schools. We provide tools and resources for schools including walking school bus information and support, and other Travelwise programmes.