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Safety fears cited as main reason why more children don’t travel actively to school https://t.co/30YuAum75g

Safety fears cited as main reason why more children don’t travel actively to school https://t.co/30YuAum75g

Fears over physical safety has been cited as the main barrier preventing parents from allowing their children from travelling actively to school, new research has revealed. The findings come from the School Travel Survey for Parents, released today by Sustrans Scotland and the Scottish Parent Teacher Council. It found that 42.4% of parents felts that unsafe walking and cycling routes, a lack of or inadequate pavements, ineffective or lack of crossings, unsafe school entrances and dangerous driving were all major factors which prevented their children from walking, cycling or scootering to school. 29.0% of parents also said a lack of cycle routes was a barrier for their child travelling actively to school each day. The survey, of 1,232 parents from across Scotland, also revealed that convenience for parents was a key factor in influencing whether or not their children trave...

Full article: https://www.sustrans.org.uk/news/safety-fears-cited-main-...

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