Our Transport Planning and Safety Education teams work closely to offer schools a variety of schemes, projects and campaigns around walking that help promote and encourage healthy, safe and active travel to school.
International Walk to School Month is a month long celebration of walking to school held in October. It is a good time to start any walking activities or events, such as sponsored walks and competitions to promote the importance of walking.
WoW is a year round weekly incentive based walking scheme. It encourages parents and pupils to walk to school at least once a week. Independent evaluations of the WoW scheme show a measurable positive impact on increasing walking levels.
Running WoW in your school is an ideal responsibility for School Councils or Junior Safety Officers to co-ordinate. To set up a WoW:
For more information on the WoW scheme and further activities, competitions and resources please visit the Living Streets site.
If you are considering starting a walking bus please contact us for advice.
This practical road side training course encourages children to think about traffic hazards, learn how to deal with them and to plan routes that make use of crossing facilities where they are available. Find out more information about Richmond Safe Walking.
Updated: 15 January 2018