School Travel Initiatives
At Bedford Borough Council we
want every child to have the opportunity to walk, cycle and use the
bus as part of everyday life but particularly for making a safe
journey to and from school. In doing this we hope young people in
Bedford Borough will grow up to be healthy, confident adults
with the ability to make independent travel choices whilst
enriching their education and improving their local environment.
Developing a school travel plan is the first step in, helping your
school achieve this by changing travel habits and reducing
dependency on the private car.
A number of schools in Bedford Borough are
currently working with our team of school travel advisors
developing their plans. The aim is for all schools in Bedford
Borough to have an effective travel plan in place.
Bedford Borough Council is keen to
support the development of safer routes to schools projects.
The safer routes to schools programme aims to make physical changes
to the environment around schools such as improved crossing
facilities, traffic calming and the creation of school safety
zones. These improvements can then be implemented as part of a
school travel plan.
To view the Sustainable Modes of Travel to School Strategy
( SMOTS) click here
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