Parents/carers, students, educational establishments and other stakeholders are being asked to share information on how children and young people travel to school and education to help shape a new Sustainable Travel to Education strategy for the local area.
A new draft strategy looks at how children and young people can travel to all educational settings in a more sustainable way, but North Northamptonshire Council are asking for input to gather a better picture on current habits and barriers to using more sustainable travel.
All Local Authorities are required to produce a Sustainable Mode of Travel to School Strategy, with the legacy strategy for the local area produced in 2015.
The proposed Sustainable Travel to Education strategy supports educational establishments, students and parent/carers to travel more sustainably for all journeys to education. It supports healthier and more active lifestyles for staff, students and parents to improve their health and wellbeing whilst bringing benefits to the wider community, including higher footfall for local businesses, tackling issues with parking, reducing traffic congestion and carbon emissions.
The survey looks at how children and young people currently travel to all educational settings, why they use their chosen mode of transport, preferred methods of transport and methods that would encourage walking or cycling. Respondents can also provide comments on the draft survey, before all feedback is collated and the final strategy is discussed at Executive later in the year.
The consultation runs until 30 October 2023 and can be completed online via the council’s consultation hub or by:
- Emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Writing to: North Northamptonshire Council, Consultation: Sustainable Travel to Education Strategy, Bowling Green Road, Kettering, NN15 7QX