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Increased use of active modes for journeys to school

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Increased use of active modes for journeys to school

Updated 1 March 2019 2:02pm

Target: Use of active modes in journeys to school at schools participating in the regional school travel plan programme (annual GWRC survey) continuously increases.


Mode share of journeys to school using a rolling 3 year average.
Source: GWRC

This figure shows that active modes have increased from 32% to 40% from 2009 to 2014, largely due to a big increase in the number of children cycling, skateboarding or scooting to school. The largest mode share is still by car 56%; this share has declined from 62% in 2009. Public transport mode share is 4%, down from a peak of 5% in 2010.
An online tool is currently being developed and trialled to measure student travel to school; this is Track our travel. The results from this tool will be used in future monitoring reports.