Limerick Smarter Travel encourages a whole school approach to cycle safety and safe travel. There are a wide range of curricular resources available to support schools wishing to raise awareness about cycle safety and cycling to school. These are available from the cycling section of our resource library. One of the best websites to visit relative to cycling education is www.bikewise.co.nz who have a wide range of resources targeting school children.
Further Information on Cycling Training for Adults and Children can be found here .
Cycle parking is provided to schools via two mechanisms within the study area.
Schools participating in An Taisces Green-Schools Travel Programme are entitled to apply for cycle parking for their school. a total of 8 study area schools have recieved parking from An Taisce (funded by the DTTAS) since the programme began in 2008. If your school is working on the Green-Schools Travel theme and feel that cycling would be a viable mode for your school please do not hesitate to contact your designated travel education officer.
Schools participating in the Limerick Smarter Travel School Project are invited to apply for cycle parking for their school. If your school is working with the Limerick Smarter Travel School Project and feel that cycling would be a viable mode for your school please do not hesitate to contact us using the details provided below. Please note that this resource is available on a limited basis and is by application.
Cycle Fun Days
The Limerick Smarter Travel School Project delivers 'cycle fun days' to participating schools as part of their participation in the project. These involve a basic introduction to bike safety and maintenance followed by relays designed to promote safer cycling for school children. These events are simple fun events which are not to be considered as training per se but more an opportunity for children to learn more about cycling in general. Please contact our office for further details or visit our cycling initiative section for more details on cycling action days in schools
Cycling Policies for Schools
As part of the Limerick Smarter Travel School Project, schools are generally encouraged to develop a cycling policy for their school. This is to ensure that students cycling to school understand what is expected of them as cyclists. A school cycling policy template is provided as a download on this page.