The Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Programme was developed in partnership with the NTA and Green-Schools in 2020 as a response to the need to support schools to increase walking and cycling to school.
Aims of the SRTS Programme:
Improve safety at the school gate by providing ‘front of school’ treatments to alleviate congestion and improve access;
Improve access routes to school by improving walking and cycling infrastructure; and
Increase the number of students who cycle to school by expanding the amount of cycle parking
Aims of the Safe Routes to School Design Guide:
The aim of this guide is to provide technical guidance on design principles and considerations that will enable Local Authorities, in conjunction with Green-Schools, to create safer, calmer, more attractive routes to school and front of school environments; and
The guide aims to provide designers with a set of design concepts and ideas, and precedent examples of schemes that have successfully enhanced sustainable access to school.