School travel plans

A School Travel Plan is a practical initiative used by schools to manage their transport issues.

They have two main purposes:

  • to reduce the number of vehicle trips to a school site by encouraging and/or developing alternative travel options
  • to raise awareness about travel issues such as air pollution and road safety

School Travel Plans are now produced and assessed on Transport for London’s STARS website.

Schools who do their School Travel Plans using the TfL STARS online system can achieve a Bronze, Silver or Gold award depending on the amount of activities they do throughout the academic year. They also set targets for increasing active travel to school.

Schools who get involved in the STARS programme are eligible to receive funding to support their travel plans. For more information, please contact the School Travel Plan Officer.

We also offer a number of free initiatives to support your schools travel plan which can be found on the School travel and child road safety page.

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