A school travel plan can help to make these changes.
We work with schools and other stakeholders such as the Police to find ways to overcome the barriers that currently stop children walking and cycling to school.
Greater numbers of parents taking their children to and from school by car is contributing to:
- risk to pedestrians and cyclists;
- increased congestion around the school and
- higher levels of exposure to pollution.
A school travel plan can help to address these problems, by:
- improving safety on the school journey;
- encouraging more walking and cycling; and
- setting out a number of practical ways to reduce the number of car trips made to a school.
There are a large number of varied initiatives that schools can undertake such as:
- a voluntary car lift share scheme;
- a walking bus;
- cycle training and permit scheme; and
- "park and stride" (parking away from the school at designated sites and walking the remainder).
Visit the Suffolk Roadsafe website to find more information about school travel plans and other information to help children and adults travel more safely.
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