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Walking and cycling to school

Find out more about our pilot cycle allowance scheme which is on offer for the school year starting September 2021. This has been inspired by the Government guidance to parents during the Covid 19 pandemic encouraging walking and cycling to school where possible, that can lead to long term health, well being  and environmental benefits.

We work with schools and organisations (such as the police) to encourage children to either walk or cycle to school.

Parents who take their children to and from school by car are creating a risk to pedestrians and cyclists, increasing congestion around the school and creating higher levels of exposure to pollution.

A school travel plan can help to:

  • improve safety on the school journey
  • encourage more walking and cycling
  • find ways of reducing the number of car trips made to a school

Types of initiatives that schools can use are:

  • a voluntary car lift share scheme
  • a walking bus
  • cycle training and permit scheme
  • “park and stride” (parking away from the school at designated sites and walking the remainder)

Visit Suffolk Roadsafe website for further information about:

  • walking to school
  • cyclist training
  • school crossing patrols
  • school travel plans

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