SCHOOL TRAVEL: HEALTH AND THE ENVIRONMENT

This report, commissioned by Nottinghamshire County Council, examines the nature and dependency on car travel for school journeys in the county. The potential scope for increasing the proportion of journeys that are made by foot, bicycle and public transport is investigated. The study described took the form of questionnaires to all schools in the county to provide information on how 27,000 pupils currently travelled to and from school and what their preference was. A further questionnaire to head teachers was used to reveal their views on the problems and how receptive they were to encourage a change. Three case study schools were selected for more detailed study with teachers, pupils and parents. These involved discussions and questionnaires to parents of pupils at the primary and junior schools chosen, and to a representative sample of pupils from the large secondary school of the case study. More pupils travelled to primary and junior schools by car than the national average, and 94 per cent of head teachers considered there to be a traffic problem near schools.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Nottinghamshire County Council, England

    Strategic Transport Group, Trent Bridge House, Fox Road
    West Bridgford, Nottingham  United Kingdom  NG2 6BJ
  • Publication Date: 1995

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 86 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00720897
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: May 24 1996 12:00AM