Richmond schools to take part in 10th car-free day

Release Date: 19 September 2017

Four schools from Richmond upon Thames are taking part in a car-free day on 22 September to celebrate Transport for London (TFL)’s STARS 10 year anniversary and encourage car-free travel to and from school.

STARS is TfL's travel plan accreditation scheme for London schools and nurseries which encourages young people to walk, scoot or cycle to school.

St Elizabeth’s RC Primary School in Richmond, Radnor House in Twickenham, Deer Park School in Richmond and Sheen Mount Primary School in East Sheen will all be encouraging their students to scoot, cycle or walk to school in the name of improving air quality and creating a safer environment for students.

The Council is encouraging everyone to leave their car at home on Friday and consider alternative modes of transport.

Cllr Peter Buckwell, Cabinet member for Highways and Street Scene said:

“It is great to see the borough’s schools getting on board with this event.

“It not only helps improve the health of the environment by reducing the number of cars arriving at schools in the morning but students will also be getting more active on their way to school.

“Active travel is an objective in all our school’s travel plans and this car free day will encourage parents and students to scoot, cycle or walk to school every day.”

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Reference: P430/17

Updated: 2 October 2017