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Active Travel: Walking and Cycling

Active travel refers to:

  • walking
  • scooting
  • cycling and
  • Park and Stride
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Cornwall Council promotes Active Travel as a healthy and sustainable means of transport.

Active Travel (including Park and Stride) can complement other measures that schools have in place to manage a safe return to school. Encouraging students to walk, scoot and cycle can help reduce pressure on space as they arrive and leave.  It also reduces congestion and air pollution at the school gate.

Check out the Sustrans Active Travel toolkit.  The toolkit includes guidance and bespoke resources for schools, parents and students.

Sustrans Active Travel Toolkit

Parent / student guidance note 

Parent / student resources

School guidance note

School resources


You can also take a look at the short film below where Nick from Sustrans explains more.


The Active Travel maps show schools, local shops, green spaces and how to get to them on foot, by bike or by public transport. There is further information about cycle routes in the local area.

Active Travel maps have been produced as part of the Access to Education project.  This is funded by the Department for Transport's Local Sustainable Transport Fund. The maps have been designed and produced by Sustrans in association with Four Point Mapping.

Download the maps for free below:

The Cornwall Countryside Access Forum webpage hosts many useful links related to walking and cycling. Including those for the:

  • Ramblers Association
  • British Horse Society
  • dog walkers and
  • conservation

A new cycle and pedestrian route linking west Truro with the city centre has been officially opened.

Joining existing off road routes between Treliske, Gloweth and Threemilestone, the new link gives cyclists a safe alternative to the busy A390.  As well as giving walkers a scenic walk through the countryside behind Malabar. The path also links with Malabar Road giving nearby residents off-road access to the city centre.

Please read the full article on the opening of Coosebean for more information.