Getting Around: Your Options for a Sustainable Future

Projects and programmes New Zealand (nationwide)

Posted: 23 September 2020
Notice reference #: 1HABQa

Most of us get around in cars, either as drivers or passengers. However, many students walk or bike to school while some take the bus or train. Electric bikes are getting new people into commuting by bike or riding a bike for pleasure. Every time you bus, walk, or take the train, you help reduce traffic congestion and pollution.

However, there are new options all the time and people are getting creative. Mobile coffee business on a bike, anyone? Cargo bikes, cycle couriers, and small electric vehicles are all part of emerging trends. Meet people who are most involved with roads and getting around on a day-to-day basis to find more about the latest innovations.

In preparation for this field trip, LEARNZ content will support inquiry into:

  • Multiple modes of transport
  • Emerging trends for how people get around
  • Road Safety Week
  • Attitudes to cars and road safety
  • Future-focus - Sustainability, new careers
  • The effects of new technology

 During the field trip you will:

  • Follow Andrew's tweets on twitter
  • See what schools are doing in the 'Getting around' space
  • Interview a transport planner
  • Find out how research into behaviour leads to design of transport routes that are safe and a pleasure to use
  • Visit places to see how community input has led to inclusive designs for everyone wanting to get from A to B
  • See how roads are being designed so they are more accessible and safe for children
  • Go on a car journey and make decisions about your route and your choices
  • Go on for walk with students and make decisions about your route
  • Talk with students about their attitudes to road safety and what they could do next week during Road Safety Week.


Events summary

New Zealand (nationwide)

10 November 2020 – 12 November 2020

Further information

Contact: Barrie Matthews

 (027) 223 0342