Modeshift STARS is the Centre of Excellence for the delivery of Effective Travel Plans in Education, Business and Community settings. The scheme recognises schools, businesses and other organisations that have shown excellence in supporting cycling, walking and other forms of sustainable and active travel.
The Modeshift STARS online Travel Plan Toolkit provides a comprehensive Travel Plan tool that assists in:
- Creating, developing and implementing Travel Plans
- Monitoring and evaluating Travel Plans and the initiatives contained within them
- Recognising and rewarding excellence in the promotion of sustainable and active travel
#StaySafeGetActive Walking Bubbles
Time to transform the school run
Did you know six out of 10 parents are concerned about increased levels of traffic once lockdown is lifted? We’ve created our Walking Bubbles, so you don’t have to be.
After most of us began working and learning from home in March, the recently announced return to school may feel pretty daunting, but we want to help yours go as smoothly as possible. Around 80 per cent of parents say that restricting vehicle access near schools at certain times of the day would help their family be more active, and these walking bubbles will do just that.
Walking, cycling or scooting to school are the most accessible ways to reduce congestion and pollution, while also improving the mental and physical wellbeing of pupils. As we emerge from the Covid-19 lockdown, the benefits it brings are more important than ever. That’s why we’ve launched our Walking Bubbles, to encourage everyone who can, to ‘Get Active’ on their journeys to and from school.
Our Walking Bubbles will also encourage families that have to travel by car to park at least 5-minutes away from school, creating a safer space for walking, cycling or scooting. By placing these restrictions, we also reduce the number of cars parked on pavements outside and close to the school gates, which is one of the main concerns parents have when walking to school. Reducing vehicles and creating more space will also make it much easier for families to socially distance and feel safer around school grounds.
School Streets schemes aim to transform roads outside schools, so that pedestrians and cyclists can use them at school start and finish times. Removing vehicles outside the school gates makes the space safer, less polluted and more pleasant, making it easier and safer to walk and cycle to school. They create a more pleasant environment for everyone, whilst making sure that residents, businesses, pedestrians and cyclists can still use the road.
Main aims of School Streets schemes:
- Reduce volume of traffic using roads past school gates, both school-run and through traffic;
- Improve air quality in and around school gates;
- Increase number of pupils walking and cycling to school; and
- Reduce the number of pupils arriving at school by car