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.