Power Up encourages walking and biking to school which means healthier and more active children, increased community connection, decreased traffic around school areas, and reduced carbon emissions and vehicle noise.
Four Auckland primary schools participated in 2021: Point Chevalier Primary School, Bayview Primary School, Helensville Primary School, and Upper Harbour Primary School.
Power Up Schools is delivered by Crank with support from Auckland Transport.
It is funded by the Waka Kotahi Innovating Streets for People programme.
Power Up brings together four tools to boost the number of children walking and biking to school. Tools are tailored to the unique needs and street environments of each participating school.
Trips by children on Walking School Buses and Bike Trains at the participating schools are logged on an app used by parent coordinators. The charts below show a few interesting things we're seeing in the numbers. Got an idea for a new chart? Let us know...
'Trips logged' counts each time a child takes a Walking School Bus or Bike Train journey to school (morning trips only).
This chart shows the total trips logged so far by each Bike Train or Walking School Bus. It's a close-run thing!
This shows the trips logged each day of the Power Up month.
'Cumulative' means increasing by addition. Each day we add the trips logged that day to the number of trips logged on all previous days.
This map shows the distance travelled by Power Up Bike Train and Walking School Bus children, if their trips were laid out end-to-end reaching out from the Auckland CBD.
The 'Travel Tracker' is a classroom wall chart where all children (not just those using the Power Up app for Walking School Buses and Bike Trains) can record how they came to school. Daily totals can be entered in this form. We'll share trends soon...Log our rides!