A school travel plan will help keep pupils, parents, teachers, and visitors safe, fit and healthy.
Activity: Create your own travel plan in class
Work solo, or in pairs to create a travel plan from your house to the school.
- Consider the safest places to cross and the best pavements to use near your school.
- Pay special attention to finding local pelican, zebra, puffin, traffic islands, and lollipop people.
- Mark the safe routes on a map (Tip: You could use a print out of your school’s area on Google Maps).
Points to consider when creating your travel plan
- Does something stop you from being able to walk or cycle to school? Is there anything you or your school can do about this?
- How safe is it for you when you arrive at school? If you drive, do you have a safe journey from where you get dropped off to the school gates? If you walk, are there parked cars that make it difficult to cross the road?
- How do most people travel into school (e.g. by car, bus, on foot or by bike/scooter)?
- Does your school have enough bike/scooter storage?
Your school’s travel plan
Most local authorities have a School Travel Coordinator who can help you find out if you already have a school travel plan. Sustrans, a road safety charity, can also help.