The council works with school communities to:
- encourage active travel (walking, parking and striding, scooting and cycling) to and from school to reduce the number of car trips
- improve the safety of the school journey to reduce the number of pedestrian and cyclist injuries
- educate children and work with the community to introduce measures to reduce vehicle speeds around schools. On this page, you’ll find information about Portsmouth Smart Steps, school travel plan ideas, and road safety sessions for schools.
Special edition for 2020/2021
This year, schools are having to change the way they work, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get involved in the Junior Road Safety Officer (JRSO) programme! The programme will be scaled back this year but pupils can still get involved and aim to win a fantastic prize for their school!
Please read our special edition Junior Road Safety Officer Handbook for this year and find out how to and run a successful JRSO programme in your school and stay safe.
There will be no Champion of Champs this year but your school can still work towards the bronze, silver and gold Smart Steps in order to win that amazing prize! Read more inside our Junior Road Safety Officer Handbook.