Grant to help safer trips to school

Measures to find safer and more environmentally friendly ways to and from Gloucestershire schools can start to be put into practice thanks to a £37,000 grant.

Under council guidance, the six schools have been creating their travel-plan bids over the past year.

The plans will encourage safer walking to school, introduce road markings to improve safety near school buildings, erect bike storage and teach pupils about sustainable transport in the classroom.

Councillor Brian Allinson, executive member for planning, transportation and strategic environment, said: "These grants are excellent news for schools and a reward for all the hard work that went into preparing the bids. The travel plans will benefit everyone by reducing congestion and by encouraging safer, greener routes to school and a more active lifestyle for pupils."

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