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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.

Sustrans have produced five activities to help families stay active and positive during lockdown. They are based on the Five Ways to Wellbeing.

They are suitable for all ages, but adapted to be appealing to different age groups. To access the videos and an activity pdf under each video follow the links below:

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 key locations including schools, local shops and green spaces. It shows how to get to them on foot, by bike or by public transport. There is further information about walking and cycling routes in the local area. There is also a handy distance/time calculator.

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