Sustainable school travel

Our Sustainable School Travel Strategy sets out our aims to encourage walking, cycling or using public transport as an alternative to travelling by car.

We are working with schools and parents to:

  • reduce car use to reduce congestion and pollution
  • provide choices for travel and make sure that transport is not a barrier to educational choice and attainment
  • improve travel safety
  • improve the health of children and young people
  • raise awareness and promote environmentally sustainable travel

You can read a summary of the Sustainable School Travel Strategy here. 

You can find out more about projects to support schools and get help with planning active journeys on our Active Travel pages.

Resources for schools

The following guidance will help you to adopt sustainable travel plans in your school: