Benefits of Active Travel
Research shows that active travel to school makes children more alert and ready to face the school day than if they had arrived in a car. Walking, cycling or scooting to school wakes up their mind and body. It aids concentration and can support a better night’s sleep.
Physical activity can also encourage healthy growth and development, maintain a healthy weight and reduce anxiety and stress. It can improve muscle strength, endurance and flexibility in children and adolescents.
Active travel helps to connect people more with their local community and to develop valuable life skills such as road safety and cycle and scooter skills which they will use throughout their lives. Fewer families traveling to school by car will reduce congestion and help to improve air quality outside the school gates, making a safer and more pleasant environment for all to enjoy.
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