Safe Routes to school

safe routes to schoolSafe Routes to Schools aim to enable more young people to walk and cycle to school. They usually involve a series of highway measures supported by other community and school projects making roads safer and providing the infrastructure and skills to make walking and cycling a popular choice. With average distances for school journeys increasing, busier lifestyles and fears over safety, the number of 5-16 year olds travelling to school by car has doubled since 1985.  By creating Safe Routes to Schools we have a great opportunity to reverse this current trend.
Safe Routes to Schools provide health, personal development and educational benefits for young people, and safer roads and cleaner air for the entire community.

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