Removal of car parking to encourage active travel
About this activity
Suitable for all schools and nurseries.
If you would like to offer scooter and bike parking facilities on your school grounds but have no room you could consider replacing one or more car parking spaces. The space you free up can then be used to install temporary or permanent scooter or bicycle parking to encourage more pupils and staff to travel actively rather than coming by car. As a result this can reduce congestion and pollution around the school gates
Your school may have funding available for the new parking facilities, or you can find out if you're eligible to apply for TfL’s cycle and scooter parking scheme.
To monitor the success of your new parking, you can use a bike count sheet.
How to evidence your activity
- Involve your borough officer: Share your ideas, agree your targets and discuss any challenges you face
- Record the feedback from your staff and pupils. Note how they are using the car park and any new facilities and how this has helped you meet your targets
- Add your story to the STARS website. Explain your activity, add photos and include planning documents, promotional material and any communications with your council. Also include any risk assessment documents