School is an exciting time – you learn lots of new things, meet new friends and often get to and from school by yourself. Find out about the different ways of getting around – whether it’s by train, tram, bus, bike, car or foot.
There is public transport near most secondary schools in the City of Whitehorse and surrounding suburbs. Catching the train, bus or tram gives you time to catch up with your friends, chat about the day’s activities, do some homework or just sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery.
The Public Transport Victoria website www.ptv.vic.gov.au tells you all you need to know about public transport in Melbourne. Look up ticket prices, timetables, maps and use the Journey Planner to find out how to get where you’re going.
Tips for using public transport:
The Whitehorse TravelSmart map shows all the public transport routes in the City of Whitehorse. Pick up a copy of the map from one of Council’s three service centres in Box Hill, Forest Hill and Nunawading.
Walking and Cycling to School.
If you are lucky enough to live close to your secondary school, walking or cycling is a great way to get in some exercise while enjoying being outdoors. Check out the TravelSmart map to see if there a safe and pleasant route to school away from the noise and pollution of busy roads.
Tips for walking or cycling to school:
If your parents drive you to school, find out if school friends live near you and pick them up along the way. Your friends can repay the favour by picking you up on other days. Car pooling can cut down your parents’ petrol and parking costs and fewer cars on the road cuts down carbon emissions, which is better for the environment.
Tips for car pooling:
For more information, visit these websites:
Click on the following link for this information in brochure format: Sustainable Transport Options for Students (377.29kB)
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