Cycling Project Fund

Montgomery High School, Blackpool

Pupils at the school undertook a detailed survey of travel behaviour, which showed that while 94% of pupils owned a bike, just 6% cycled to school. This backed up research by the local highways department which showed a steady decrease in cycling to school, down around 3%.

The school identified poor storage facilities as one of the key reasons for the decline. Pupils and parents began fund raising to replace the storage facilities and the CPF grant helped make this possible.

Two new shelters accommodating 60 bikes were installed at the school, and since completion cycling levels have risen dramatically - up from 20 to 70 pupils a day. The school predicts these figures will rise even higher in the summer months. Teachers also say the increase in cycling has help raise awareness of important health and environmental issues.


Montgomery High School, Blackpool

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