A new bridge and path over the busy A10 give pupils of St Mary's High School in Cheshunt a safe and healthy route to school. The challenge The A10 has always made it difficult to get to one side of...
19 June 2013
We work with communities across Scotland to help people improve their local areas
We work with communities across Scotland to help people improve their local areas through a number of exciting and innovative projects. Click on the links below to find out more about our work across...
28 May 2013
We work closely with universities and colleges, staff and students, to promote Active Travel through our volunteer Champion programme. Active Travel Champions help people be more active through...
24 May 2013

Pupils complete mapping exercise in classroom

We have a variety of resources available to help you engage your whole school community in active travel. Based on our ongoing work with schools across Scotland and the UK we have designed our...
17 May 2013
Children and parents cycling and walking to school
Work with us to transform the school run. Travelling actively to school gives children the chance to be more active and improves their confidence, learning and achievement. Having fewer children...
17 May 2013
graphic showing the different ways pupils travel to school
graphic showing the different ways pupils travel to school split by primary and secondary
pupils standing outside their school in Scotland ©2019, Julie Howden

The survey results provide a valuable annual snapshot of how children travel to school across Scotland.

The Hands Up Scotland Survey looks at how pupils across Scotland travel to school and nursery. Established in 2008, the survey has been providing an insight into journeys to school for more than a...
24 May 2018
Three women entering a car
Three women walking in car-sharing parking area
A third of UK households own two or more cars or vans, and car numbers are increasing, so there’s a growing need to solve our traffic problem. Car clubs and car-sharing schemes could provide part of...
1 June 2016
Two people commuting by bike

Take things at your own pace - it doesn't have to be a race


Look around and see if there are any traffic free routes you can make part of your commute

Cycle to work and arrive energised, alert and ready for the day – and you’ll be clocking up your recommended 2.5 hours of physical activity per week before your working day starts! Be prepared The...
31 May 2016
Group cycle together through cobbled street

It’s recommended that adults take part in 2.5 hours of moderate activity per week

Cyclist in town passes fountains

One way to achieve this target is to do 30 minutes’ exercise at least five times a week

Getting out walking or cycling burns calories, gets your heart pumping and works your legs and abs. It can also lift your mood, put a smile on your face and improve your general health and wellbeing...
1 June 2016
Family walking on footpath
Children playing on wooden poles
Dad with walking in the park with toddler in baby carrier
Heading out for an adventure with the family is a great way to get in some exercise and spend quality time together. Whether you're off to the park for a day of play or heading out to explore the...
17 May 2016