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More UK children want to cycle to school says Sustrans survey

15-10-2021

Only two percent of children in the UK regularly go to school on their bike, but 14 percent would like to bike to school, according to findings from a survey by Sustrans.

Sustrans commissioned YouGov to carry out the survey which received 1,305 responses from children aged 6 to 15. The survey asked questions about children’s journey to and from school.

Sustrans suggests for local authorities to close the street outside schools to motor traffic at drop off and pick-up times. This will encourage more children to get active on the journey to and from school.

The Chief Executive of Sustrans, Xavier Brice said:

‘We must make it easier, safer and more enjoyable for children to walk, cycle or scoot to school. Not only does it improve their health and wellbeing, but it also helps them build connections with others and fosters a sense of community.’

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