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Why develop a School Travel Plan?

There are a number of reasons why schools may want to consider how their students, staff, parents/guardians and visitors travel to and from their establishments. These might include:

  • Problems with school gate congestion
  • Concerns about safety of students
  • Problems with parking (either on or off-site)
  • Lack of awareness about the benefits of using a range of different travel options
  • Lack of facilities to encourage the use of all modes of transport
  • Concerns about the health of students
  • Changes in school catchment, building size or numbers on roll
  • Concerns about the local environment
  • Opportunities to link travel to school with carbon emissions and global warming within the curriculum

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If a school has any of these concerns then it is likely that a successfully implemented School Travel Plan can help.Cycling to school image