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School Travel Plans

School Travel Plans

What Are They?

  • School Travel Plans address issues relevant to journeys to and from school, including concerns about safety, health and the local environment.
  • School Travel Plans involve the whole school and can include proposals to reduce car use and increase the options for pupils, parents and staff to travel by more sustainable modes such as walking, cycling, car sharing and public transport.

Most Worcestershire schools have a Travel Plan and, as a result, are seeing an increase in physical activity levels among their pupils and reduced traffic congestion around the school gates.

Schools which have not yet developed a Plan, can download and follow the documents below for guidance on how it can be done:

It is recommended that plans which are more than 3 years old should be updated and, again, the above links can be used to do this.

School Travel Plans should be regularly reviewed (at least annually) and when it's time to do this, schools can download and look at the School Travel Plan review template (PDF 91 KB).

Sustainable Modes of Travel to School Strategy

This document sets out the County Council's commitment to make sustainable travel (including walking, cycling and public transport) a realistic and attractive option on the school journey.

Further Information

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External websites

  • National Rail Enquiries
    A portal into UK rail travel
    including train company information, train times and fares.
  • Sustrans
    Support suitable travel and transport to school.
  • Travel Matters
    A website dedicated to promoting sustainable travel containing ready-to-use resources for teachers to download.
  • Department for Transport
    Home for Transport information in the UK.
  • Safer Roads Partnership
    The Safer Roads Partnership in West Mercia is part of West Mercia Police and works in partnership with nine partner agencies to reduce casualties and make the roads safer for all users.
  • Think! Road Safety
    Provides road safety information for road users.
  • The Trainline
    The UKs Number 1 Independant rail ticket retailer online.
  • Transport Direct
    A website full of Live travel news, journey planning, train times and more.
  • Walk to School

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This page was last reviewed 23 July 2013 at 11:51.
The page is next due for review 19 January 2015.