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Hands-up Survey Results 2005

(Word Version)

 

How pupils travel to school - in Hampshire and across Britain    

 

How pupils travel to
school across Britain

How Hampshire pupils
travel to school

Walk

46% 44%

Cycle

1% 5%

Bus

20% 11%

Train

1% 1%

Car

30% 40%

Other

2% 0%

The number of pupils cycling to school is at a respectable level, above the national average.  However, more are travelling in by car and fewer are walking to school.

How pupils in Hampshire would like to travel to school

 

 

How pupils in Hampshire
 would like to travel to school

Walk

29%

Cycle

37%

Bus

8%

Train

6%

Car Share

8%

Car Alone

12%

The first choice was, for a large percentage of the pupils in Hampshire, to walk or cycle to school.  This is good as these modes of transport promote health and fitness, and can have positive environmental effects.

How staff at schools in Hampshire travel to school

 

 

How staff at schools
in Hampshire
 travel to school

Walk

14%

Cycle

3%

Bus

1%

Train

0%

Car Share

7%

Car Alone

75%
Motorcycle 0%

As would be expected, the majority of staff travel into school by car.  It is, however, encouraging to see how many of these journeys are made by two or more people sharing cars.

How pupils travel to school - Comparing rural, urban and mixed schools

 

How pupils travel to school -
Comparing rural, urban and
mixed schools

Urban Rural Mixed
     

Walk

53% 34% 35%

Cycle

5% 3% 5%

Bus

3% 20% 18%

Train

1% 0% 1%

Car Alone

31% 34% 28%

Car Share

8% 9% 12%

The modes of transport used in each area type are relatively alike except in walking and bus usage.  In rural and mixed schools buses are used by a large number of pupils, however this is instead of walking and does not reduce the percentage travelling in by car.

For further analysis of the Hands-up survey results, please contact the School Travel Planning Team.