Road Safety

Safer Routes to School

School Travel Plan

There is increasing concern about pupils’ declining health and lack of exercise because they are being driven to school. This is having an impact on schools by increasing traffic congestion. It also reduces opportunities for pupils to develop and practice important road awareness skills.

Safer Routes to School is helping to tackle this by improving safety and removing barriers to walking and cycling to school. Funding is available on application to schools for cycle storage, improving routes to school and addressing road safety issues to encourage active travel.

Hi-Vis Vests and Cycle and Scooter Storage can be requested by all Highland schools:

School Travel Plan

A School Travel Plan (STP) is a short document made by the school about the journey to and from school. It aims to:

  • encourage pupils, parents and staff to think about travel choices and choose alternatives to the car when coming to school
  • encourage active travel like walking and cycling
  • measure change and shifts in the way we travel

For more information on developing a STP please contact the Road Safety Team.