National Walk Safely to School Day Rescheduled for Friday 11 September

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The National Walk Safely to School Day is now planned to go ahead on Friday 11 September, following the easing of COVID-19 restrictions.  

The Pedestrian Council of Australia originally promoted a Walk to Work day which was an unrealistic option for many people.

It helped create the view with some that the Pedestrian Council was full of zeal but lacked engagement with people it was trying to encourage to walk more.

The journey to school is one category of trip that has become highly dominated by cars, SUVs and utes.

Making short trips by walking or by bicycle is a key component of people getting incidental exercise and the trip to school is where many people develop habits that they take with them for the rest of their lives.

The fluctuating situation with COVID-19 may mean that the date of this event may have to be reconsidered.

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David’s boyhood passion for motor cars did not immediately lead to a professional role in the motor industry. A qualified Civil Engineer he specialised in traffic engineering and transport planning. What followed were various positions including being seconded to a government think-tank for the planning of transport firstly in Sydney and then for the whole of NSW. After working with the NRMA and as a consultant he moved to being an independent writer and commentator on the broader areas of transport and the more specific areas of the cars we drive. His half hour motoring program “Overdrive” has been described as an “informed, humorous and irreverent look at motoring and transport from Australia and overseas”. It is heard on 22 stations across Australia. He does weekly interviews with several ABC radio stations and is also heard on commercial radio in Sydney. David has written for metropolitan and regional newspapers and has presented regular segments on metropolitan and regional television stations. David is also a contributor for AnyAuto