Sustainable Travel to School
Why Travel Sustainably?
Traffic congestion around the gates of Worcestershire schools at
peak times can create a dangerous environment for those arriving
and leaving as well as causing problems for local residents and
increasing pollution levels in the area.
A reduction in car use on the journey to and from school can
address these issues whilst providing a great opportunity for
parents and young people to become more active. Children can learn
about road safety on their walk and develop confidence in their
Even those who need to drive can travel by car part of the way,
park and walk the rest of the trip.
School Travel Plans
The School Travel Plans page contains more
information on what the schemes are and documents for more
In the Walking section you can learn about the
benefits, the different groups such as the walking bus and Maps
available to download.
In the Cycling section you can learn more about the
different groups, events and information for safe and
Car Sharing Initiatives
The Car Sharing section gives more
information on what it consists of and the benefits of it.
For information relating to sustainable travel to school, road
safety education, pedestrian and cycle training, please contact
The Worcestershire Hub on 01905 765765
(Mon - Fri 8am - 8pm, Sat 9am - 5pm)
or email email@example.com.
Schools can play a big part in encouraging pupils to travel in more
sustainable ways by introducing the topic into the classroom and
highlighting the link between regular walking and cycling and
improvements to health, fitness and the environment.
Curriculum links could include:
- Study of the local environment (geography)
- Traffic counts (maths)
- How gears and pedals work (science)
- The development of cycling and/or transport (history)
- How engines work and their emissions (science)
- The design of more environmentally-friendly vehicles
- Posters for parents/the school about travelling more
sustainably and road safety (art)
In addition, schools can run regular Walk or Cycle to School
Days/Weeks or carsharing and public transport promotions. They
could hold competitions between classes to see which has the most
sustainable travellers: Pupils can record how they travel to school
each day over a set period – a week, half term or term perhaps and
score points according to the mode used.
- National Rail
A portal into UK rail travel
including train company information, train times and fares.
Support suitable travel and transport to
A website dedicated to promoting
sustainable travel containing ready-to-use resources for teachers
- Department for
Home for Transport information in the
- Safer Roads
The Safer Roads Partnership in West Mercia is part of West Mercia
Police and works in partnership with nine partner agencies to
reduce casualties and make the roads safer for all users.
- Think! Road
Provides road safety information for road users.
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This page was last reviewed 10 June 2013 at 10:26.
The page is next due for review 7 December 2014.