School travel

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:

Yellow School Bus Commission Final Response

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

How to set up a 'walking bus'

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

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