What is a School Travel Plan?

What are Walking Maps?

Walking maps are maps that outline 5, 10, or 15 minute walking zones. This scheme is a good way to encourage families to walk at least a short distance for their school journey and park further away from school, to relieve congestion at the school gate.

The Benefits

Walking and cycling to school are healthy and active ways to travel, however not everyone is in a position to do so at all times, or they may not be aware of local walking and cycling routes that can make the journey easier. Moreover, many drivers do not appreciate the benefits of parking slightly further away from the school and walking a short distance.

Online Walking Zone Maps

Using an online portal schools in Buckinghamshire are able to quickly and easily create a 5/10/15 minute walking zone map of their school and the local area. Icons can be added to the map to highlight the location of safe crossings, Park & Stride locations, and School Crossing Patrollers. There is also a facility to draw in walking routes from specific locations. These maps can be created for either local or professional printing and will create a pdf that is perfect for your website.

We have two templates available – primary and secondary school (links below).

Please contact the school travel planning team if you are interested in setting up a map for your school.

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