School Travel Plans are written documents produced by schools and tailored towards each school's particular travel issues.
School travel plans aim to reduce car dependency for school journeys by both enabling and encouraging pupils to walk, cycle or use public transport, with the involvement of teachers, parents, school governors, local authorities and neighbourhood community groups.
A School Travel Plan may be needed as a condition of the planning application approval.
If you already have a School Travel Plan it will need to be revised and updated to take into account the works planned – it is a living document.
It sets out a number of objectives to assist in facilitating the reduction of congestion at your school and initiatives to increase the use of alternative modes of travel to single car journeys.
The document should outline current travel modes by children and staff and define targets for increasing cycling, walking, public transport use and car share. It also needs to be monitored for progress on an annual basis.
For information on sustainable transport at individual schools please visit http://www.letstravelwise.org/content50_School-Travel.html
For further information, advice and guidance on preparing and updating your School Travel Plan please email: [email protected]
or call David on 0151 233 8134.