Pupils and students who cycle are more alert, promoting improved learning and higher study achievement. Young people’s confidence increases and they become more independent.
Cycling to school or college benefits the wider community too. Reducing the number of school run cars improves the local environment, and reduces congestion for other road users. The need to become a car driver in early adulthood is reduced, keeping down car traffic growth. This has road safety benefits too: young men are a greater risk when driving than when cycling.
Schools and Colleges – General
Cycling England ‘Smarter Choices Portfolio – Cycling to School’ – http://www.ciltuk.org.uk/Portals/0/Documents/The%20Hub/portfolio/Smarter_Choices_Portfolio_Cycling_to_School10.pdf
Sustrans ‘Cycling to School’ guidance – http://www.sustrans.org.uk/sites/default/files/documents/srs_cycling_to_school_2011.pdf
Transport for London – schools and young people – http://www.tfl.gov.uk/info-for/schools-and-young-people/
Northern Ireland ‘School Travel Plan Guidance Booklet’ – http://www.nidirect.gov.uk/school-travel-plan-guidance-booklet.pdf
Schools and Colleges – Training
Department for Transport National Standard for cycling training’ – https://www.gov.uk/the-national-standard-for-cycle-training
Bikeability – delivering the National Standards – http://www.dft.gov.uk/bikeability/
Schools and Colleges – Parking
See other guidance at – http://getbritaincycling.net/cycle-parking/ >
Sustrans ‘Cycle Parking for Schools’ – http://www.sustrans.org.uk/sites/default/files/documents/srs_cycle_parking_for_schools.pdf