Active travel

Active travel

Active travel to school can set children and young people up for the day, making them more alert and ready to learn than if they had arrived by car.

Walk to school project

A generation ago, 70% of us walked to school – now it is less than half.

Living Streets Walk to School campaign aims to encourage every child that can, to walk to school and make walking to school the natural choice.


Get pupils comfortable, confident and safe in the saddle!

Bikeability is a government-recognized, practical and professional training, and we know that cyclists are more skilled and more confident once they've taken part! Professional Bikeability providers deliver on road and off road training to groups in schools, through clubs, to families or individually to children, adults, new learners and experienced cyclist.

Modeshift STARS programme

Register with Modeshift STARS (Sustainable Travel Accreditation and Recognition for Schools) programme. This is a national awards scheme to recognise schools demonstrating excellence in supporting cycling, walking and other forms of sustainable travel. You can be awarded a bronze, silver or gold star if you choose to participate. It's completely free, and if you choose to join the 12,000 other schools taking part, your school will automatically have a brand new national standard School Travel Plan.

Park and Stride

A simple idea for families who live too far away to walk the whole way to school, Park and Stride encourages them to park a ten minute walk from school or if using public transport to get off a couple of stop earlier and walk the rest of the way on foot.

Safe and sustainable travel programme for schools

Active Travel to School Project

Tom Chape, Safe & Sustainable Travel Officer ( Leicestershire County Council) is working with the following schools on Active Travel to School Project. For further information about the project, contact Tom Chape, or 0116 3054279

North West Leicestershire – Broom Leys Primary School

Charnwood – Latimer Primary School

Hinckley & Bosworth– Hinckley Parks Primary

Oadby & Wigston – Parklands Primary

Blaby – Ravenhurst Primary

Melton – Old Dalby Primary

Harborough – Market Harborough C of E Primary