Council encourages Croydon schools to adopt a travel plan
5:10am Sunday 23rd September 2012 in News
Schools are being urged to encourage their pupils to walk and cycle to school.
The aim is to get children to exercise more regularly and also manage the impact of the daily school run.
Schools and colleges will complete a School Travel Plan to demonstrate their commitment to reducing traffic and congestion around schools.
Thirty schools already take part in the Walk on Wednesday scheme, and the majority of the 150 schools in Croydon have a School Travel Plan.
Councillor Jason Perry, cabinet member for planning, regeneration and transport, said: “We want more schools to recognise the need for a School Travel Plan.
“It brings great benefits not only in terms of managing traffic and congestion, but more importantly it helps children stay fit and healthy.”
To find out more about completing your School Travel Plan contact Peter McDonald, the council’s school travel adviser, on 020 8726 6000 Ext 62765 or email firstname.lastname@example.org