Tauranga city streets will be flooded with over 760 local students later this week as they walk the streets with large banners encouraging road safety and active travel in their communities.
On Friday, 27 November, 31 Tauranga and Western Bay primary and intermediate schools will assemble along The Strand near to the Masonic Park by 9.15am for the official opening address by Tauranga Acting Mayor Tina Salisbury.
At 9.30am, students will parade through the inner-city streets with banners that they have specially designed in their schools.
In its thirteenth year, this celebration acknowledges students who have been working throughout the year to promote road safety and active travel within their school communities.
Temporary road closures will be in place for 30 minutes or so as students make their way through inner-city streets. The affected streets are:
- Wharf Street
- Willow Street
- Grey Street
- Elizabeth Street
The following roads will be closed from 7am – 10.30am:
- Devonport Road
- The Strand
The Strand car park will be closed until 11am. People are asked to make alternative arrangements for parking on Friday, 27 November.
Retailers, friends and family are encouraged to show their support by assembling along the route by 9.30am.
Travel Safe in partnership with NZ Police and attending dignitaries will award trophies for the best banners at the Edgewater Fan (on the waterfront) at the end of the parade just after 10am.