Travelling to School

In the following page you can find different information related to School Travel and the potential funding that you can apply for.

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Safer Journeys to School (SJTS) Funding

The SJTS initiative aims to improve safety, raise awareness of travel issues and improve the environment around Peterborough schools.

SJTS Targets

  • To improve the journey to and from school.
  • To reduce the risks encountered on the school journey.
  • To increase children’s road safety awareness.
  • To reduce the number of pedestrian and cyclist casualties.
  • To reduce car use and promote alternatives such as cycling, walking and bus use.
  • To promote educational links and opportunities for young people to determine changes to their own environment and travel habits.

What are the benefits of SJTS?

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  • Safety benefits for the school and community.
  • Early learning of road safety skills for the children.
  • Encouraging health and fitness.
  • Reduction in poor air quality by reducing CO2 emissions.
  • Helps reduce personal carbon footprint.
  • Local community benefits.
  • Improved and updated facilities (e.g cycle stands).

How can my school apply for SJTS funding?

  • Schools are invited to submit a document demonstrating what issues the school has and how the schools see these issues being addressed with improved infrastructure.
  • To be eligible for this funding, schools must have an up to date Sustainable Travel Plan in place for the school (no more than 5 years old).
  • Send any documents to Travelchoice@peterborough.gov.uk

School Transport

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We arrange school transport for children and young people in Peterborough who are eligible for transport under the children’s services transport policy or the Peterborough post 16 transport partnership policy. This may be provided by issuing bus passes for public transport or using one of our approved transport providers. If you think your child may be eligible for assistance with transport please go to the Peterborough City Council’s Home to School transport page to access the information you need.

Walking bus

travellingtoschoolThe Walking Bus is a form of school transport. The Bus consists of a group of children, walking with at least two adult volunteers e.g. parents, midday supervisors or teaching assistants.

One volunteer acts as the ‘driver’, who leads the way, the other acts as the ‘conductor’ at the back of the bus. The Walking Bus follows a set route, stopping at agreed pick-up points of ‘bus stops’ on the route.

If you want to find out more information and guidance on how to set up a Walking Bus go to our Walking Bus section.

Park and Stride

tc-hub-schtp-walkingMany families live too far away from school to be able to walk and some parents have to drive on to work and so need to take the car. Even the most regular walkers sometimes might need to take the car, especially after school if you going on to do something in a different place. The Park & Stride scheme is a simple solution to these problems and means that children at least walk some of the way to and from school. Find out more in our Park and Stride section.

Car sharing

shareitblockwhiteonblue100It’s not always possible to walk, cycle or catch the bus, so if you live too far away and don’t have a regular bus service, car sharing could be the answer. Car sharers save money, reduce pollution and meet new people.

Carsharepeterborough.com offers the opportunity to register your journeys and search for a match. It doesn’t have to be a regular journey, you can register one off trips and there are various options allowing you to narrow your search. You don’t have to share every day, just when it suits you. Registering doesn’t commit you to sharing but tells you who else is making similar trips to you and you could save up to £1000 a year.

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