Making the school run safer, less polluting and more active has always been a key priority for Walk Ride GM.
In 2019 we set up our campaign to ‘civilize the school run’ and encourage more kids to walk, scoot or cycle to school. You can read more about that here: Civilise the school run – Walk Ride GM
In May 2022, we wrote a blog setting out our position on School Streets. We considered it vital that we make young people a more central part of the Bee Network story. You can read this here: https://walkridegm.org.uk/2022/05/31/why-its-time-for-more-focus-funding-and-ambition-on-safer-travel-to-school/
We continue to campaign to making the school run safer. There has also been positive progress in a number of school across Whalley Range. We will continue to document our journey to helping safer travel to school.
Here’s what we’re asking our GM councils to do:
- More School Streets, where feasible and faster rollout
- More support to schools to encourage active travel to school
- Camera enforcement of School Streets, not volunteers
You can find more information here: