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Which schools are the sustainable travel stars?

Lindsey Coates reports on the new accreditation system, launched in October by Modeshift, the national membership organisation of school travel professionals

Lindsey Coates
Millie and Charlotte scooting to school in Darlington (photo Darlington Borough Council)
Millie and Charlotte scooting to school in Darlington (photo Darlington Borough Council)
Pupils and parents at a  Dr Bike session at Camden Primary school in Sutton
Pupils and parents at a Dr Bike session at Camden Primary school in Sutton

 

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Evidence (NICE) have released guidance for local measures to promote walking and cycling as forms of travel or recreation. They recommend the importance of schools as hubs for supporting and fostering a culture of active travel for staff, parents and students.

This is in contrast to the Atkins report on the Travelling to School Initiative (TTSI) which states “a comparison of data for schools with and without a School Travel Plan (STP)...

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