This guide for schools on travel plans takes account of our integrated transport policy to reduce car dependency, particularly for short journeys. It also builds upon the many good practices already in place in schools up and down the country. Safer Routes to School is the centerpiece of the Government's transport proposals for schools and the key to turning the practical steps in this guidance into action on the ground.
A school travel plan is a series of practical steps for improving children's safety on the school journey. The project has benefits for both the school and the wider community. It aims to:
Make the area around the school safer and more enjoyable for everyone.
The guide helps readers to:
Think about redesigning the roads around the school to make them safer;
The guide also explains to readers why children should walk to school, how to talk to students about walking to school in the classroom, how to encourage more walking and cycling, how to make bus travel safer and find funding for their project. The guide ends with an action checklist.