May be effective:
No Level I or II evidence
Modelling based on Level IV evidence
Further effectiveness data sought but does not appear to support intervention's effectiveness.
Moderate equity concerns:
Less access for children in rural and remote areas
Less acceptable to older children in primary schools
Requires a big time commitment from the school community, which may not be acceptable to all schools
Variations in service delivery model between states make national implementation complex and question of appropriate auspicing body difficult.
Substantial fixed costs for set-up and ongoing maintenance
Program requires ongoing funding & support, which may impact on sustainability.
Less traffic, pollution, safer around schools.
Facilitates social networks.
Increases awareness of local neighbourhoods
Enhances pedestrian skills.
May be positive impacts on family travel behaviour
Potential to decrease the number of parents walking