Car sharing promotion
About this activity
Suitable for primary and secondary schools.
Car sharing helps reduce congestion around the school gate by encouraging families to combine their journeys to school. Parents/carers can partner with a family who lives nearby and take it in turns to drop off and pick up their children at the beginning and end of the school day. You can also encourage staff who live close to one another to share lifts.
This activity works well when introduced at the beginning of a school year. It can be run alongside Park and stride, too.
Always make sure you have permission before sharing parents’/carers’ contact details. You can adapt the example car share participation form to your needs.
Do a car park survey before and after you launch car sharing promotion to see how successful you've been.
Thanks to Coopers' Company and Coborn School for contributing their car park survey sheet resource.
This activity counts towards:
- Travel activity
How it helps
- Eases congestion at school gates
- Encourages parental participation
- Reduces the impact on your local environment