Shared Paths – Walk, Cycle or Scoot to School is a City of Palmerston initiated project designed to encourage partnerships between schools and their school community for safer and more active school travel in Palmerston.

The program emphasises the importance of safe travel in suburban areas, particularly on the roads surrounding schools while empowering families to take an active travel option to and from school at least once a week. A series of program specific markings will be installed onto foot paths to promote and reinforce safety when crossings roads. 

As part of the program, Council will be seeking support from the school community to decide the most appropriate locations for these footpath markings to ensure they are placed on commonly used paths. The markings  will be accompanied by the Shared Paths Program which encourages schools to actively promote an active travel day each week for the duration of Term 3 and record student travel data.

A series of program specific stencils will be marked onto foot paths to promote and reinforce safety when crossings roads. 

Key objectives  

  • Help Palmerston children develop the vital road-crossing skills they will need as they mature.
  • Reduce car dependency and traffic congestion.
  • To promote the health benefits of walking and create regular walking habits.
  • Facilitation of safer outcomes for the community.

The program will be rolled out during Term 3, 2019. Schools are encouraged to express their interest in being involved in the program by completing an expression of interest application form. Expressions of interest close Friday 22 February 2019. 

Forms to download 

Shared Paths School Fact Sheet 
School Expression of Interest Form 

For more information, please email palmerston@palmerston.nt.gov.au or phone 8935 9919. 

This project is proudly supported by the Northern Territory Government.