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Transport at Bounty

Travel Choice at Bounty Boulevard State School

For students attending Bounty Boulevard State School there are bikeways and walkways for students to use when travelling to and from school. We encourage you to ‘leave the car at home’ and consider your transport options when travelling to and from school.

Park, Walk or Ride

To build on a healthy and active lifestyle we suggest you walk, scoot or cycle to school. Even once a week will make a difference. Our Park, Walk or Ride map is a great resource to get you started! Several meeting points have been identified where you can park a short distance away from school and either walk or cycle the rest of the way to school with your children. These routes average about 500m (and only take 5 – 15 minutes to walk) so it’s an easy way to improve fitness, road safety awareness and spend time together with family and friends.

Walking, Cycling and Scooting

To increase safety and surveillance in the school vicinity, please ensure that your children under 10 are always accompanied by a responsible adult when walking or cycling to school.

There is a large bicycle parking area for bicycles which is accessible from the Bounty Boulevard and Aurora Boulevard entrance. Please ensure that your children wear a bicycle helmet when riding to school, and securely lock their bicycles or scooters at all times. Scooters are able to be stored at the bicycle parking area. We encourage all children riding scooters to wear a helmet. Students are not to use skateboards when travelling to school.

Carpooling

Carpooling is a great option for those families who have no alternative to driving to school, and has many benefits. You can save time, share the cost of fuel and maintenance, and you don’t have to compete for a parking spot every day.

Please note that carpooling is not encouraged as an alternative to walking, cycling or catching the bus where these options are available to you. For those families who have no alternative to driving to school, we encourage you to take another child or children with you if you can. This will improve the safety of the school precinct for your children.

 

Where to safely drop off your children?

A two-minute drop-off zone is located in Bounty Boulevard car park. In order to keep this area free of congestion, particularly between 8.15am-8.45am and 2.30pm-3.20pm we ask that you comply with the two-minute regulation, and utilise the school and on-street car parks where additional time is required.

Two Minute Drop-Off Zone

Do:

  • Plan your trip to avoid arrival at peak times;

  • Pick-up or drop-off children via the car’s kerb doors;

  • Drive out safely; and

  • If your children are not waiting for you, we ask that you do not park in the two minute drop-off zone.

Do not:

  • Get out of your vehicle;

  • Double park 

  • Stay more than 2 minutes;

  • Arrive early in the afternoon and sit in the zone; and 

  • Let your children put bags in boots – place bags on the floor of the car.

Aurora Boulevard Carpark

In the interests of safety, we ask that you do not enter the Bounty Boulevard State School staff carpark on Aurora Boulevard. The carpark is for DETE employees, deliveries and outside school hours care vehicles.

On-Street Parking Locations at Bounty Boulevard SS

With a high volume of vehicles and competition for limited parking spaces during peak afternoon pick up times, our school experiences difficulties associated with congestion.

When picking up children in the afternoon, here are a few suggestions for you to help ease traffic congestion and work to ensure the safety of all children attending our school.

General Parking Considerations

Please choose safety over convenience every day when deciding where and how you park to collect children and be considerate of all residents in our community when parking to collect children. We are all role models to our children, please remember the following:

  • Yellow edge lines: It is illegal to stop or park on any yellow edge line;

  • Double parking: Creates visual obstructions – find a legal space to park your car;

  • Loading Zones: Plan your trip to avoid arrival at peak times; and

  • Full car park/Queuing: If the car park is full when you arrive, do not double park or block other vehicles, this causes congestion and blocks the view of pedestrians.

What a great way to get some exercise and fresh air! Within close walking distance of our school we have lots of on-street parking available. How about organising with other parents to park at any one of these places and walk to the school together? You can chat with your children about all the activities that happened during the day on the way back to the car.