How to increase active travel to school

cover of Increasing Active Travel to School six-week guide, showing pupils walking and cycling

Increasing active travel to school is a step-by-step guide to increase walking, cycling and scooting on the school journey.

How it works

Designed for teachers, parents and governors, the guide contains a suggested programme and top tips for events, activities and lessons to inspire more journeys by foot, bike or scooter.

The programme stages include:

  • Getting Started
  • Raising Awareness
  • Empowerment
  • Action

The programme is designed to be delivered over six weeks (though you can take longer if you wish) culminating in a celebratory week of action – a perfect build up to the Big Shift challenge, a Bike to School Week, or even our annual Big Pedal event.

Read how one school successfully used the guide to reduce car use in just six weeks.

Additional resources

Download the guide