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Children in Wales should have the right to walk or cycle to school

Safe to school signs
safe to school signs
two schoolchildren
children and parents walking to school

Active and healthy travel is the right step for our children

Wales leads the world with its Active Travel legislation. Focusing delivery initially around the journey to school will benefit children’s health and the environment.

We believe that every child has the right to walk, cycle or scoot to school safely.

To make this happen we believe the Welsh Government should:

  • Make a commitment to “every child a cyclist”. Cycling should be a core skill for children in Wales, delivered through the physical literacy area of the national curriculum and the new curriculum arising from Donaldson’s Successful Futures (PDF).
  • Put in place a long term investment strategy to develop safe walking and cycling routes, particularly to and around schools,
  • Enable every school to be engaged as part of the Active Travel Act, with mapped routes to all schools as part of the Integrated Network Maps
  • Support an increased number of 20mph areas across our communities – delivered by local councils in the short-term.

Download a PDF of the Sustrans' full policy ask here in English and in Welsh.  

We want to see a safer, healthier school run. Let’s make it happen.