Author Archives: Alison Holland

How Will You Get to School?

how will you get to school guide

Is your child starting primary school soon? Embark on your school adventure with good travel habits from the start and plan your journey well so your child can join in with your school’s active travel initiatives – walking, cycling, scooting, ‘park and stride’ or taking the bus. Help your children to be healthier, happier, more…

Wicky Bear Proves a Success for Walk to School Week with Brightkidz

Wicky bear joins walk to school

Wicksteed Park’s much-loved mascot, Wicky Bear, met up with over 60 pupils, parents and teachers on their walk to Compass Primary Academy – arranged by Brightkidz social enterprise. Kettering-based Brightkidz promotes safe, active travel for children, and organised the fun initiative to celebrate UK-wide ‘Walk to School Week’ and spread the message to families to…

Atomic Habits For More Active Travel

Brightkidz Alison with James Clear

4 minute read:  There are lots of great books you can read that give an insight into how to change behaviour… either your own or those you are trying to influence.  My very favourite is Atomic Habits by US author James Clear so I was really excited to have a chance to meet him recently…

Free Public Transport for the UK? A Look at Estonia

Tallinn, Estonia

2 minute read:  Tallinn in Estonia was the first city to offer free public transport to all residents and is now rolling the scheme out across the country. Could the same thing ever happen here in the UK? In 2013, Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, introduced free public transport across the city, in response to…

Welcome to ‘Think Outside the Tin Box’


Welcome to ‘Think Outside the Tin Box’ Blog So what is ‘thinking outside the tin box’? If you are the kind of person who understands and enjoys the many benefits of cycling, walking or other forms of active travel, you may already get what this means. And if you are keen to help others experience these…

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