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Useful Background Reading

Below is a list (and links) of various reports and documents that have been produced, which relate to the various aspects of School Travel Plans. You may be able to use these as supporting material in your travel plan to provide some background and context to your issues.;

 

Education

Health

  • Road user exposure to air pollution: literature review”, Institute for European environmental policy/ environmental transport association. 1997
     
  • Starting as we mean to go on”, National asthma campaign asthma audit, 2002
     
  • At least five a week: Evidence on the impact of physical activity and its relationship to health. A report by the chief medical officer’, April 2004.
    http://publications.teachernet.gov.uk/default.aspx?PageFunction=productdetails&PageMode=publications&ProductId=DfES+0781+2004&
     
  • DH COMEAP advice: the health effects of air pollution, July/September 2004
    http://www.advisorybodies.doh.gov.uk/comeap/statementsreports/healtheffects.htm
     
  • Healthy living blueprint for schools, Department for Education and Skills (DfES, September 2004
    http://publications.teachernet.gov.uk/default.aspx?PageFunction=productdetails&PageMode=publications&ProductId=DfES+0781+2004&
     
  • Making Healthier Choices Easier, Department of  Health (DoH), 2004
    http://www.dh.gov.uk/PublicationsAndStatistics/Publications/PublicationsPolicy
    AndGuidance/PublicationsPolicyAndGuidanceArticle/fs/en?CONTENT_ID=4094559&chk=H29Li6

     
  • Healthy schools, healthy children?, Ofsted, July 2006
    http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/Ofsted-home/Publications-and-research/Browse-all-by/Care/Every-Child-Matters/Healthy-schools-healthy-children-The-contribution-of-education-to-pupils-health-and-well-being

Environment

  • A child’s place :why environment matters to children. A Green Alliance/Demos report, May 2004
    http://www.green-alliance.org.uk/grea_p.aspx?id=882

Safety

  •  “Assessing the actual risks faced by cyclists", Cairns, M, Traffic Engineering and Control 43 (11)pp420-424 2002
    http://www.cyclehelmets.org/papers/c2014.pdf
     
  • Tomorrow’s Roads: Safer for Everyone, March 2000 the DfT released their National Road Safety Strategy
    http://www.dft.gov.uk/stellent/groups/dft_rdsafety/documents/page/dft_rdsafety_504644
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  • Tomorrow’s Roads: Safer for Everyone- 3 year review,  Department for Transport (DfT)2004
    http://www.dft.gov.uk/pgr/roadsafety/strategytargetsperformance/tomorrowsroadssaferforeveryo4866
     
  • Cognitive and metacognitive processes (No.06), Department for Transport (DfT), 1999
    http://www.dft.gov.uk/pgr/roadsafety/research/rsrr/theme1/cognitiveandmetacognitivepro4734

Transport

  • Local Transport Plan 2011-2031, Hampshire County Council, 2010
    http://www3.hants.gov.uk/transport/local-transport-plan.htm
     
  • “Greener, safer, healthier transport to schools: school transport bill to proceed”
    Department for Education and Skills (DfES) press release 22 September 2004
    http://www.dfes.gov.uk/pns/DisplayPN.cgi?pn_id=2004_0175
     
  •  Travel to school in GB Personal Travel Factsheet 2, Department for Transport (DfT) 2003
    http://www.dft.gov.uk/pgr/statistics/datatablespublications/personal/factsheets/
     
  • Smarter Choices – Changing the way we travel, Department for Transport (DfT)  2004
    http://www.dft.gov.uk/pgr/sustainable/smarterchoices/ctwwt/
     
  • Travelling to school: An Action Plan. Department for Transport (DfT) 2003
    http://www.dft.gov.uk/pgr/sustainable/schooltravel/travelling/
     
  • National Travel  Surveys 2008
    http://www.dft.gov.uk/pgr/statistics/datatablespublications/personal/mainresults/nts2008/
     
  • Increasing Bus Use for Journeys to school. A guide of Best Practice within Existing Legislation Department for the environment, Transport and the regions: London (DETR), February 2001
    http://www.dft.gov.uk/pgr/sustainable/schooltravel/localauthorities/increasingbususeforjourneyst5743?page=3
     
  • National Cycling Strategy, Department for Transport (DfT), 1996
    http://www.dft.gov.uk/stellent/groups/dft_susttravel/documents/page/dft_susttravel_503877.hcsp
     
  • Delivery of the National Cycling Strategy: A review Department for Transport (DfT), 2005
    http://www.dft.gov.uk/pgr/sustainable/cycling/
     
  • School travel strategies and plans: case studies report, Department for Transport (DfT) 2000
    http://www.dft.gov.uk/pgr/sustainable/schooltravel/localauthorities/
     
  • Young People and Transport: Understanding their needs and requirements, Department for Transport (DfT), September 2006
    http://www.dft.gov.uk/pgr/inclusion/childrenandyoungpeople/youngpeoplesneeds