Bike to School Week starts today!
To mark the start of Bike to School Week 2021, we’re revisiting the results of the YouGov survey we commissioned to find out children’s views and experiences on their journey to and from school.
Much of the survey’s findings were disheartening…
Nearly half (49%) of UK school pupils are worried about air pollution near their school
Only 2% of UK children currently cycle to school, even though 14% would like to
Only 2% of UK children currently scoot to school, even though 10% would like to
On a more positive note, many children do understand the benefits of active travel …
40% of pupils thought more people walking, cycling or scooting to school was the best way to bring down levels of air pollution near their school- the highest ranking answer.
“We must make it easier, safer and more enjoyable for children to walk, cycle, or scoot to school, so they can be more active for their health and wellbeing, connect with others and foster a sense of community, and help to reduce air pollution for the sake of their health, and the planet.”
Xavier Brice, CEO at Sustrans