Transport at Bounty
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.
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 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. There is an additional drop-off zone located on Aurora Boulevard. In order to keep these areas 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'
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.
Get out of your vehicle;
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 departmental employees, deliveries and outside school hours care
locations at Bounty Boulevard State School
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.
General parking considerations
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
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.