Promoting safe and healthy journeys to school which in turn, can also help to reduce the use of the car and impact of the 'school run'.
A school travel advisers toolkit has been jointly produce by DfT and DfES to help develop a strategic approach to school travel issues. It promotes the use of walking, cycling and public transport to reduce car dependency for journeys to school. The toolkit can be accessed from the teachernet website: http://www.teachernet.gov.uk/wholeschool/sd/managers/travel/STAtoolkit/
This is the report of the final evaluation of the joint DfE/DfT Travelling to School Initiative that was launched in 2003, with the aim of reducing car use for the journey to school and allowing more children to take regular exercise.
- 24 January 2011
This report is the response to the Yellow School Bus Commission along with two evidence review reports on Yellow School Bus schemes.
- 01 April 2010
A step-by-step guide on how to set up a walking bus, who schools can approach for help in doing so, and where they can find further on-line guidance.
- 21 November 2006
- Last update:
- 06 August 2009
The following content is available from the Department for Transport web archive .
- The Government's response to the committee report on school transport CM 6254
- Grants for walking buses
- Guidance for local authorities
- Guidance for schools
- School travel
- Travelling to School project
- Attitudes to- and potential take-up of- additional home to school transport
- Effect of travel modes on children's cognitive development - executive summary
- Evaluation of First Yellow Bus Pilot Schemes (PDF - 4096 KB)
- Evaluation of school and workplace travel plan SSA programme
- Factors leading to increased school journey length
- Levels of activity relating to school travel plans and initiatives (2001) (PDF - 1024 KB)
- Pilot programme of assistance for schools developing a school travel plan
- Research into levels of activity relating to school travel initiatives
- Travelling to School Initiative: report on the findings of the initial evaluation
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