Author Archives: Alison Holland

The Big Pedal – Has Your School Signed Up?

How can you inspire more children to cycle or scoot to school this spring? One great way is to make sure your school signs up to Sustrans Big Pedal, the UK's largest inter-school cycling and scooting challenge. It's free to enter and there's a chance to win some great prizes... including Brightkidz goodies. Track Your...

Better Air for Your Children – Lessons from Lewisham

The air in our cities may look cleaner than the smog of the 1950s but nowadays much of our air pollution is invisible... although still harmful. But there is hope; there are many actions we can take to make our air cleaner including greening our cities and choosing to walk or cycle more. Pupils from...

Road Awareness For Toddlers – Laura’s Mission

As parents we all want our children to be safe near traffic and to also lead healthy, active lives. Laura Zitver is a mother of two young children, former road safety officer and former teacher who recognised there was a lack of road safety education for toddlers. So she started RAFT - Road Awareness For...

10 Travel Tales for National Storytelling Week and World Book Day

Are you ready for a story? National Storytelling Week starts tomorrow (27 January... until 3 February), and World Book Day is coming up (1 March). The flexibility of these popular events means they can be used by educators to inspire learning and interest in many different areas… including how pupils travel to school. We love...

Where are you going to Travel2Next?

We're usually busy giving you practical ideas on how to promote walking, cycling and scooting to school. But today I'm taking a wider view and looking at how businesses can help their own staff to travel in safe, active, sustainable ways using a workplace travel plan. To see this in action we'll take a look...

Promoting Road Safety in Schools – 10 Tips to Get You Started

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Are you a teacher or a parent keen to get children to walk, cycle or scoot to school, but concerned about road safety? We know fear of traffic is one of the biggest barriers to parents letting their children travel in active ways to school. Here are some ideas on how to promote road safety...

Wear it Well – 10 Tips for Making the Most of Your Hi Vis Waistcoat

Paris, Milan and London Fashion Weeks - take your pick - it’s pretty unlikely any of these will feature a hi vis jacket on the catwalk. Although designer Karl Lagerfeld may have carried it off well when he wore one for a French road safety campaign, let’s face it, ‘hi vis’ isn’t exactly a fashion...