Active travel: walking and cycling

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Active travel refers to:

  • walking
  • scooting
  • cycling and
  • Park and Stride

The Council promotes active travel as a healthy and sustainable means of transport.

COP26 Climate Action Resources for Schools

With COP26 starting on 31st October, Sustrans, in partnership with Cornwall Council, have produced a resource sheet with links to engaging climate action resources to inspire students across all key stages.

View the infographic

School Active Travel toolkit

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.

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.

Modeshift Stars

A school travel plan can help change travel behaviours and encourage more people to get to school by:

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Scooting

Modeshift Stars have resources to help you prepare a Travel Plan.

What does Modeshift Offer?

  • Online platform
  • Developed - framework for achieving accreditation
  • Nomination - to National School Travel Awards

To help you Active Cornwall have produced two documents:

Accreditation Guidance - showing the simple process to access and be guided through Modeshift Stars scheme

Benefits -  highlights the links between Modeshift and:

  • Sustrans
  • Curriculum
  • Skills
  • Partnerships
  • Healthy Schools Rating Scheme
  • Primary Sport Premium

Active travel maps

The active travel maps show:

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

Download the maps for free below:

Truro local cycling and walking infrastructure plan

The Government has a strategy to increase the number of trips made on foot or by cycle. One way to do this is to improve the infrastructure to make walking and cycling more attractive.

The Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP) for Truro sets out the improvements needed. It will be used as the basis of bids for funding to deliver them.

The vision for the Truro LCWIP is 'to create a place where walking and cycling becomes the preferred way of moving around the city'.

You can read a copy of the Truro Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan.

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