Environmental benefits of active travel

Environmental benefits of active travel

About this activity

NB: We're bringing together all the TfL education programs, including STARS, under one exciting new umbrella program called TfL Travel for Life. They will be the same great programs but with a new name and a new look, an easier online process, and a dedicated support team. STARS for primary schools will be renamed TfL Explorers, and STARS for secondary schools will be renamed TfL Pioneers.

Put together a lesson or assembly adapted to the needs and level of your class to teach them about the environmental benefits of active travel.

Alternatively, use the Walkit website in class to allow pupils to discover how much carbon dioxide they can stop being released by walking rather than taking the car.

This activity could be incorporated into the health benefits of active travel activity. See Resources for more inspiration and lesson ideas.

Thanks to Haringey council for sharing resources for this card.


Activity steps

Get planning
Work with your school travel working group or eco-council to decide how you will include the environmental benefits of active travel in lessons or assemblies
Be resourceful
Speak to your borough officer about what you’re planning – they may have some resources you could use or suggestions for assemblies
Record feedback
How did your pupils find the lesson/assembly? What did they learn about the environmental benefits of active travel? Record their feedback
Tell your story
Sign in to TfL Travel for Life to add your story and include pupils’ feedback. Explain the activity and add photos and any posters or promotional materials. Feedback to your borough officer


  • Curriculum

This activity counts towards:

  • Curriculum

How it helps

  • Supports the English and Geography Curriculum
  • Supports all TfL Travel for Life travel activities