School run is stuck in a catch-22

Parents drive children to school because of road safety fears, says Living Streets

Mark Moran
16 May 2022
Living Streets promotes walking to school

 

Traffic is one of the biggest barriers to children walking to school, with 15% of parents naming it as a reason their child does not walk, according to polling released during Walk to School Week (16-20 May).

Living Streets said that with there being 10.3 million pupils in the UK, this means tens of thousands of them are being denied the physical and social health benefits of being more active. In contrast, the charity observed that a generation ago, 70% of primary school aged children walked...

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