Since March 2010 the Government through its ‘Travelling to School Initiative’ wants all schools to have a Travel Plan. By bringing a step change in home-to-school travel patterns to cut congestion and pollution and also allowing many more pupils to take regular exercise.
School Travel Plans show how a school community intends to play its part in reducing unnecessary car travel for the school journey and promote more sustainable and healthy travel.
The School Travel Plan can set out measures:
– to reduce the number of car trips made to and from school, minimizing congestion associated with “the school run”.
– to promote the use of healthier and more environmentally friendly forms of transport following concerns over student health and lack of exercise.
– to improve safety during the journey to school and give children an opportunity to gain important road sense and independence.
We have recently produced a set of School Travel Plan Rules. Click on the image below to enlarge.