Walking and cycling are healthy, economical and fun. Not only will they give your children the chance to develop their road safety skills, but walking and cycling in numbers adds to everyone’s safety.
Walking and cycling helps to keep you and your child fit, gives you the opportunity to talk to your child and other people, as well as finding out about your local environment. It is eco-friendly because you are reducing your carbon footprint, but also because fewer cars on the road at peak times means the roads are safer for everyone.
Parents, drivers and other road users are urged to be alert to children outside all schools at opening and closing times, and to be patient when pedestrians are crossing with school crossing patrols.