A series of short one-page summaries focusing on aspects of school travel.
The benefits of active travel to school are many and varied and the 1 page summaries attempt to capture many of these. There are, however, barriers to active travel to school and some of these are addressed and identified as culturally constructed, perhaps social norms, or requiring other types of intervention such as traffic management.
It is hoped that these summaries will be of value to all those interested or involved in advocating for more school journeys to be made actively. The ultimate goals include improving child health, creating positive social norms and increasing local social capital, and contributing to de-carbonisation of the road transport sector as is required in order to help stabilise global average temperatures to no more than 1.5 degrees above pre-industrial levels.
Think global – act local!School Travel Toolbox No 1 – A Healthy School Journey Download pdf