11 Nov, 2013 Last updated: 16 Dec, 2014

The results of a two-year study conducted by the University of Melbourne and VicHealth reveal the final years of primary school are critical for developing children's confidence and independence to travel without their parents.

A presentation by Dr Lisa Gibbs from the School of Population and Global Health of the Stepping Out study aimed to find ways to encourage children to walk independently and foster health and wellbeing.

Read our media release: Primary school years crucial for kids independent mobility.