Chesters gets behind Ride2School Day

CYCLE, walk, public transport, scoot; there are many ways central Victorians can get to school and work without jumping in a car.

Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters, will take the train and walk to events in Kyneton and Castlemaine on Thursday, March 13, ahead of National Ride2School Day on Friday.

Ms Chesters said it was important central Victorians thought about alternative ways of travelling rather than cars.

“We rely on cars a lot in central Victoria,” Ms Chesters said.

“The Ride2School Program is something I strongly support. It is designed to make riding, walking, skating and scooting the normal mode of transport for students across Australia.

“Not only is there the health benefits of being more active, less cars on our roads will ease traffic congestion and result in less pollution.”

Ms Chesters encouraged not just students, but all central Victorians to celebrate an active travel day on Friday, March 14.

“I encourage students and workers to leave the car at home on this day and get a taste of the benefits, ease and fun involved in choosing to walk and ride to school or work,” she said.