How to encourage cycling at schools with anti-cycling policies
7) Working with the willing
Over the past decade, a number of effective interventions at individual schools have encouraged more children to cycle. These programmes can help you promote cycling once you have successfully overturned the school’s cycle ban, thus beginning the process of transforming an anti-cycling school into a pro-cycling school!
- Bikeability – updated National Standards Cycle Training for the 21st century, with a focus on providing training on-road in real traffic conditions
- CTC’s Bike Club – provides cycle training and promotional activities delivered via youth clubs /after-school activities
- Sustrans’ Bike It! – has worked with individual schools to provide concerted programmes of cycling promotion, raising cycle levels in some cases as high as 50%
- Sustrans’ Safe Routes to Schools – provides travel information and infrastructure changes at participating schools to make the local environment more attractive for sustainable travel, and the local community more informed about their sustainable travel options