A brand new site for schools
All about www.activetravelbeds.org and Sustrans.
Sustrans has been working with schools in Bedfordshire for over ten years, transforming the school run and making it easier for families to choose to walk, scoot or cycle to school. We can't be at all schools all the time, and this is why we have launched www.activetravelbeds.org so we can stay in touch. It provides a central resource for school staff, parents and pupils. Within these pages we offer advice, information, inspiration, contacts and activity ideas, all designed to support the promotion of active school travel.
So what do we do? Funded through Bedford Borough Council, Luton Borough Council and Central Bedfordshire Council, we work with schools to remove barriers to active travel to school. This could mean getting kids excitied about walking, scooting and cycling in inspirational assemblies, building confidence through facititive road safety workshops, running Dr Bike sessions so bikes are ready to be used not stuck in a garage with a puncture, leading scootability sessions or loaning out balance bikes to early years. We also look for opportunities to train school staff, parents, pupils and other volunteers so they have the confidence to perpetuate our work. We work alongside local authority teams, road safety, Bedfordshire Police, Bikeability providers and local mechainics to achieve mutual aims.
We hope you find www.activetravelbeds.org useful. Please contact us if you have any ideas, think we might have missed something or would like to get involved in some way.