Index of information on this page
National Framework for Sustainable Schools Recommendation ~
Travel & Traffic
By 2020 we recommend that all schools are
models of sustainable travel, where vehicles are used only when
absolutely necessary and where there are exemplary facilities for
healthier, less polluting or less dangerous modes of transport.
Contacts in Northumberland
Updating your School Travel Plan
Tel: 01670 624115
Sarah is your first point of contact for assistance on updating
your travel plan.
Road Safety Officer
Tel: 01670 624113
School Travel & Traffic within Northumberland
further information regarding school travel and traffic within
Northumberland (eg school travel plans, safe cycling routes and
safe routes to school), please click here.
Useful Website Links
This section provides useful links relating to
the Travel & Traffic doorway (please click on the links
North East England Plugs into Funding for Electric Vehicle
Please click here to view further information regarding electric
vehicle charging points in the North East.
Local Case Studies
This section provides information regarding
projects at Northumberland schools relating to the Travel &
Traffic doorway. Please click on the links below for further
Northumberland’s First Walking Bus – Northburn Primary
During 2006, concerns were raised at Cramlington Northburn
School about the high volume of cars outside at peak times and the
congestion and risk to child safety this raised.
In response, the school consulted children, parents, school
governors, staff and local residents to draw up a school travel
plan. Since the implementation of the plan, the school has
launched Northumberland’s first walking bus62
which has been greeted with enthusiasm and success. All walking bus
routes are risk assessed by highways engineers, children must wear
high visibility jackets and caps and agree to a contract to ensure
good behaviour and volunteers receive road safety training.
To read the full case study regarding Northburn Primary School,
please click here.