Using free or cheap active travel options (walking, cycling, scooting or even taking public transport) to and from school can increase the amount of physical activity children get throughout the day, and often costs less than driving.
Remember, if you live too far from school, part of the way is okay too.
Taking active travel doesn't have to mean walking or riding the whole way. Some families find it convenient to drop children off at school on the way to work. Others live too far to walk, cycle or scoot. Here are some options to find what works for your family.
Cycling is a popular way to get to school for many children. It is important to have the correct equipment to avoid injuries and ensure your child arrives safely at school.
Take a look at the Roads and Maritime Services' Bicycle rider handbook for tips on road safety while cycling and how to maintain your bike. Or use the Cycleway Finder to look for a safe cycleway near you.
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