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The School Travel Team's main priorities are:
- to encourage people to look at safer, and more active and sustainable travel options - walking, cycling and scooting, public transport - as an alternative to using the car, particularly for short journeys;
- to reduce road traffic, ease congestion and reduce carbon emissions, especially outside schools;
- to contribute to children and young people’s immediate and long-term health.
School mode of travel data 2012
There has been a steady increase in walking rates since 2006 to 2011 with a complementary reduction in car use. A small percentage decrease in walking has been mirrored by a comparable rise in car use over the last year, but walking rates remain above the latest national figures. Previously, the scooter figures were included in the walking rates and when combined they give walking rates of nearly 55% for 2012. The percentage rates for cycling and public transport have remained fairly constant throughout this period.
Park safe, Walk safe
Switch - school's newsletter
Here is the latest edition of the national sustainable travel newsletter SWITCH [PDF 200kb]. A termly newsletter giving news, ideas, and competitions to help you and your school promote safe, active and sustainable travel on the school journey.
How can you be involved?
'How do you travel to school?' 2013/14 [PDF 890kb] - a guide about safer and sustainable travel to school in the city
- Walking to school
- Cycling and scooting to school
- Park safe, Walk safe
- Your School's Travel Plan
- Safer Routes to School
- Journey planners - JourneyOn for schools and school route planner
For more information on home to school transport provided by Brighton and Hove City Council.
Visit our Transport and Parking Facebook page.
For more information about school travel email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01273 292357.