Active Journeys to school

We work with schools throughout Wales, enabling more children to travel to school by bike, scooter and on foot.

Students being taught an M check by a schools officer

Our Active Journeys Programme supports 110 schools across Wales to get more pupils walking, scooting and cycling the school run. 
Want to see more children cycling, scooting and walking to school? 

Girls walking with their bikes through a park

Advice and information to support schools and young people in Wales to cycle, walk and scoot to school, and build a culture of active travel.

Walking and scooting the school run

The new school year is the perfect opportunity to change travel habits.  Chris Bennett, Head of Behaviour Change at Sustrans, the UK walking and cycling charity, shares his top 10 reasons to shake up your school run.

Staff, pupils, teachers and parents all contribute to increasing active travel at schools, whether that's walking, cycling or scooting.

Access our range of classroom resource packs which meet curriculum outcomes for KS2, KS3 and KS4 through the topic of active and sustainable travel.

Our practical guides provide a mix of practical advice and best practice to enable both teachers, active travel champions and professionals to confidently promote active travel at schools.

48.1% of pupils at Ysgol Bethel now travel to school by bike, scooter or on foot.

Increase walking, cycling and scooting at your schools with Sustrans' Big Shift; a free-to-access online challenge used to motivate schools to travel actively.

Bike to School Week is an opportunity to celebrate all the fantastic activities schools are doing throught Wales and the UK to encourage cycling. This year's Bike to School Week [2017] is running from the 5th - 9th of June.

Public Health Wales and experts from the Active Travel to School National Stakeholder Group have developed this new easy-to-use visual guide to help organisations play a bigger part in encouraging children to walk, scoot or cycle to school. 

Living Streets Toolkit Graphic

A School Route Review is a great way to understand what needs to be done to get more families walking to school.  Living Streets have produced a step-by-step guide to running one of your own School Route Review.
Click here to access a step-by-step guide to running one of your own School Route Review.