Last updated: 9 May 2022
We will enable more children, teachers and parents to walk or cycle to school by:
- Developing safer and more convenient routes to school
- Improving facilities within schools such as cycle parking.
By doing this, we are promoting:
Healthier children - active travel like walking or cycling is good for physical health and can reduce childhood obesity.
Safer children - by looking at how children travel to school and taking steps to improve their safety
Improved learning - active travel can boost children’s academic performance as it improves concentration and classroom behaviour
Traffic congestion and parking - 'school run' vehicles create serious traffic congestion, parking problems and make roads dangerous. Promoting alternatives can help ease this
Environment - fewer vehicles on the road means cleaner air quality and lower carbon emissions