Pupils lead the way on Active Travel

Published on: 08 Mar 2013

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Pupils lead the way on Active Travel

A scheme to get more pupils walking, cycling or using public transport on their way to and from school got on the road with help from students at Wellsway. Wellsway Active Travel launch

Youngsters and staff at the secondary took part in the launch of Bath and North East Somerset Council’s Active Travel Project on February 21.

Pupils tried out a range of bikes from Wheels for All in the playground, where there was also a pedal-powered smoothie maker, free bike maintenance and journey advice.

Councillor Roger Symonds (Lib-Dem, Combe Down), Cabinet Member for Transport, said: “Active Travel to school is a great way for pupils to enjoy staying fit and healthy and research shows it allows them to become better students in the classroom. Bath & North East Somerset Council wants to encourage people of all ages to think about how they take their journeys, taking sustainable transport, like bus or bike, when they can. Young people are also contributing towards making their school a more environmentally friendly one.”

The project has been organised in partnership with Sustrans.

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