Active Travel

Cumbria County Council's Active Travel initiative aims to increase the number of students using more sustainable means of travel (including walking, cycling and scooting) to and from school, so improving their health and fitness.

Active Travel continues to provide advice with updating existing School Travel Plans and new School Travel Plans.

Our approach offers an attractive and effective programme which covers the whole county.  Many schools are already active in all sorts of walking and cycling schemes.  We want to encourage even more schools to join in these schemes.

The team work closely with primary and secondary schools looking at ways to improve modal shift.  This may include introducing walking, cycling and scooting schemes, training, events and competitions, as well as making improvements in route infrastructure.

What we deliver:

  • Feet First - walk, wheel or scoot at least once a week
  • Walk to School Week
  • Walking events and competitions
  • Walking buses
  • Park and stride
  • Bikeability - cycle training
  • Cycling events and competitions - The Big Pedal
  • Advice on bike parking facilities
  • Advice on school travel plans