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Cycling and walking to school

Encouraging young people and children to cycle and walk to school will keep them fit.

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