Active Paths Program

Council, in partnership with local primary schools and VicRoads, are introducing the Active Paths Program.

The Active Paths Program has been designed for parents of primary school students who want to ride, walk, scoot or skate their way to school.  Not only is this a fun way for children to start their school day, it also provides daily physical activity while having fun with friends as they follow the colourful street markings that guide them right to the school gate.

The Active Paths Program will be introduced to all Victorian primary schools.  Participating local primary schools are listed below.



Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School

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Active Paths Map Corpus Christi Catholic PS

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Hansen Reserve Path

800 metres, 10 minutes

Starting outside the Robert Street Carpark follow the path around the football oval towards the corner of Wattle Street and Glamis Road. Continue along Glamis road and turn right into Ormond Road heading towards the school gate.

Wales Street Path

800 metres, 10 minutes

Starting outside Beevers Reserve on Wales Street make your way to Geelong Road and turn left into the service road. Look for the pedestrian crossing and cross over Geelong Road. Continue making your way down Geelong Road using the service road to Ormond Road.  Turn left at Ormond Road and continue to the school gate.


Footscray City Primary School

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Active Paths Map Footscray City PS
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Albert Street Path

620 metres, 15 minutes

From the corner of Pentland Parade and Albert Street head all the way along Albert Street and turn right into Pilgrim Street. Travel along Pilgrim Street and turn left into Bristow Street to the school gate.

Nicholson Street Path

430 metres, 10 minutes

Starting outside Mappin Reserve travel all the way along Nicholson Street and turn left into Bristow Street to the school gate.


Footscray North Primary School

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Active Paths Map Footscray North PS

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Owen Street Path

720 metres, 20 minutes

Starting on the corner of Owen Street and Empire Street, head along Owen Street to Gordon Street. Cross over Gordon Street and turn left into Mephan Street.  Travel along Mephan Street to the school gate.

Rosamond Road Path

335 metres, 8 minutes

Starting from the corner of Cathcart Street and Rosamond Road head down Rosamond Road passing over Delacey Street, Inkerman Street and Lyons Street before using the school crossing to cross Rosamond Road to the school gate.

Norfolk Street Path

500 metres, 15 minutes

Commencing on the corner of Norfolk Street and Studley Street head along Norfolk Street and turn left into Summerhill Road.  Continue along Summerhill Road crossing over Ballarat Road using the pedestrian crossing, and keep going all the way to the school gate.


Footscray West Primary School

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Active Paths Map Footscray West PS

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Essex Street Path

340 metres, 8 minutes

Starting on the corner of Markeet Street and Essex Street travel along Essex Street to Blandford Street.  Turn left into Blandford and continue to the school gate.

Richelieu Street Path

630 metres, 15 minutes

Starting on the corner of Richelieu Street and Essex Street travel along Essex Street to Argyle Street.   Turn right into Argyle Street and continue to the school gate.

Barkly Street Path

330 metres, 10 minutes

Starting on Barkly Street near Russell Street walk along Barkly Street to Argyle Street.  Turn right into Argyle Street and continue to the school gat


Kingsville Primary School

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Active Paths Map Kingsville PS
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Roberts Street North Path

975 metres, 20 minutes

Starting at Hansen Reserve on the corner of Wattle Street and Roberts Street travel down Roberts Street all the way to Somerville Road.  Cross Somerville Road at the traffic lights and continue along Somerville Road to the school gate.

Glamis Road Path

642 metres, 15 minutes

Starting at Hansen Reserve on the corner of Wattle Street and Glamis Road head down Glamis Road and turn left into Ormond Road.  Travel down Ormond Road to the Princes Highway and cross over at the lights.  Travel along Princes Highway and turn left into Lewis Street.  Follow Lewis Street and turn right into Kerr Street and continue to Somerville Road.  Turn left at Somerville Road and head to the school gate.

Wales Street Path

800 metres, 18 minutes

Starting on Wales Street outside Beevers Reserve travel down Wales Street and turn right onto Webb Street and continue along to Kingsville Street. Travel along Kingsville Street and turn right onto Chatfield Street.  Continue along Chatfield Street and turn left onto Bishop Street.  Walk down to Somerville Road, turn left and continue to the school gate.

Roberts Street South Path

846 metres, 18 minutes

Starting outside Angliss Reserve on Roberts Street travel up Roberts Street and turn right into Sanderson Street. At Gent Street turn left into and continue to Julian Street.  Travel along Julian Street to the school gate.

Cruickshank Path

481 metres, 10 minutes

Starting at Cruickshank Path near Maryston Street and walk along the path in Cruickshank Park.  Turn right into Bishop Street and continue along to the school gate.


Yarraville West Primary School

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Active Paths Map Yarraville West PS

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Williamstown Road Path

725 metres, 10 minutes

Starting from the corner of Williamstown Road and O'Farrell Street travel along O'Farrell Street and turn right into Hamilton Street.  Travel along Hamilton Street and cross over Somerville Road using the crossing. Continue down Powell Street to the school gate.

Gamon Street Path

688 metres, 10 minutes

Starting from the corner of Gamon Street and O'Farrell Street make your way down O'Farrell Street and turn left into Hamilton Street.  Continue along Hamilton Street and cross over Somerville Road using the crossing.  Continue down Powell Street to the school gate.

Fels Park Path

700 metres, 10 minutes

Starting from Fels Park work you way up Simpson Street and turn right into Ballarat Street.  Turn left and travel along Anderson Street and cross over at the crossing.  Turn left into Powell Street to the school gate.


Footpath markers

Each of our Active Paths has been marked with colourful footpath markers so it's easy to see where each Active Path begins.  Along the way you'll also find markers on the footpath to let you know how far from the school gate you are.  Examples of the footpath markers are below, just click on the marker for a closer look.


Take care when crossing roads

As part of our Road Safety Program, we encourage everyone to exercise care when crossing any road, and wherever possible always cross at traffic lights or designated pedestrian crossings.   When crossing with children we recommend parents and/or supervising adults cross while holding hands until you have crossed the entire width of the road.

Be mindful that when you are listening to music or on a mobile phone call that you observe your surroundings before stepping onto any road.