Taking to the streets for the walk to school, popping out to the shops or heading up to the park needs to be safe, fun and easy for everyone.
Aisha Hannibal, our Local Engagement Coordinator, spoke to Dom Jacques of Moortown Living Streets Group in Leeds about being a parent and why improving walking routes to schools in his area was so important - and how why he has set up a Local Living Streets Group.
Moortown Group take us through their magic number.
1. Starting a Living Streets Local Group is an excellent way to begin tackling these issues and help to improve the routes around schools and local communities.
2. The recently launched Family Walk to School Kit is a fantastic resource to get more parents involved in making small but significant changes in their daily routines and communities. That is why we set up a local Park & Stride so that pupils who arrive by car can still make an active trip and help to reduce congestion around the school gates.
3. A great place to start, as we did, was by getting in touch with the local school to introduce Living Streets’ year-round travel tracker WOW which encourages and rewards pupils for making active school journeys.
We’ve helped to set up a Park & Stride at a local supermarket so that pupils who arrive by car can still make an active trip and help to reduce congestion around the school gates.
STEP-BY-STEP TIPS FOR STRESS-FREE WALKS AND SAFER STREETS.
All sorts of ideas for all kinds of families.
Since launching WOW in January 2018 Moortown Primary School has seen an impressive reduction of cars outside the school gates. It’s been fantastic to see students and parents working with the local community to make the journey into school a safer, healthier and more sustainable one.”