Travel to school

The Government has become increasingly concerned that fewer children are walking to their local school and more are arriving by car. As part of its Integrated Transport Strategy the Government is promoting 'Safer Routes to School' as the centre-piece of proposals for schools. To help schools encourage more walking and less car use, the Government has produced a free guide to enable schools to produce a tailored travel plan. If you want more details about actions that can be taken locally, try contacting the following organisations.


  • Funding Cycle Schemes; A guide to resources for funding cycle schemes is available from the Bicycle Association.
    Starley House, Eaton Road, Coventry CV1 2FH
    02476 553838


  • Bullying How to stop bullying; Various guides are available from Kidscape.
    2 Grosvenor Gardens, London SW1W 0DH
    Tel 020 7730 3300
  • For running a minibus and car sharing advice, contact the Community Transport Association.
    Tel 0161 367 8780
  • A guide to school fundraising is published by The Directory of Social Change.
    24 Stepherson Way, London NW1 2DP
    Tel 020 7209 5151
  • For 'Walk to school' packs contact Living Street.
    31-33 Bondway, Vauxhall, London SW8 1SJ
    Tel 020 7820 1010
  • 'A Safer Journey to School' Free from DFEE Publications. Further details can also be provided by Surrey County Council's Education Officers.
    PO Box 5050, Annesley, Nottingham NG15 ODT
    Tel 0845 602 2260
  • Cycling advice is available from Sustrans.
    National Cycle Network Centre
    2 Cathedral Square
    College Green
    BS1 5DD
    T:  0117 926 8893
  • Home Safe and other guides for schools, parents and children are available from the Suzy Lamplugh Trust.
    National Centre for Personal Safety, Hampton House, 20 Albert Embankment, London SE1 7TJ
  • Transport 2000 is a national charity that advises on sustainable transport measures.
    The Impact Centre, 12-18 Hoxton Street, London N1 6NG
    Tel 020 7613 0743
  • Walking Bus guidance is available from Hertfordshire County Council where the project has been successfully implemented.
    County Hall, Pegs Lane, Hertford SG13 8DN