19 Dec '11, 2pm

Scottish children double cycling levels

Scottish children double cycling levels Sustrans Scotland has shown how it is reversing the decline in children cycling. The latest report for the schools in Scotland that work with Sustrans, shows that the percentage of children cycling to school every day has more than doubled after involvement with the charity. The number of children regularly cycling to school (at least once a week) has also increased, rising to 19.3 per cent. According to figures from the latest Hands Up Scotland survey, just two per cent of children in the country cycle to school as their main mode of transport. John Lauder, Director of Sustrans Scotland believes that encouraging children to cycle and walk to school is an easy way of incorporating exercise into their daily routine. He comments, “Over the last thirty years, children’s opportunities to be active and travel independently on foot or bike...

Full article: http://www.sustrans.org.uk/resources/in-the-news/scottish...

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