October is international Walk to School Month. At Living Streets (www.livingstreets.org.uk) they have already convinced the government to have an objective to increase the proportion of 5 to 10 year-olds walking to school to 55% by 2025. Walking to school is good for children’s health and the environment.
We know that parents see the benefits of walking to school, including improvements in mood and behaviour in their children.
From reduced congestion to higher footfall for local businesses, the whole community benefits when more children walk to school.