7th October 2011

Are we all walking to school?

Following on from Viv’s recent post Its World Carfree day, I thought it was worth mentioning that this month is International Walk to School Month.

Walk to School Month is run in the UK by national charity, Living Streets who work to create safe, attractive and enjoyable streets where people want to walk.

The focus of this years’ campaign will be on safety of the roads around schools, especially traffic speeds.

Traditional Tufty


Back in the day when I walked to school, Tufty and his friends would have taught me to travel to safely. 

Fast forward a few years!? – we have all manner of interactive online tools to help get to school safely.


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From using OS OpenSpace to get us simply walking, through the Walk4Life website.





To councils using OS OpenData to provide dedicated route finders providing smarter ways to school.

Hampshire County Council

Hampshire County Council

Sheffield County Council

Sheffield County Council

I am sure there are lots of other websites and apps using location data to help this years’ initiative. Please let us know of any other’s available.