Congestion charging and the walking classes

The government's strategy to tackle congestion is to encourage more walking to school through the introduction of school travel plans. A school travel plan puts forward a package of measures to improve safety and reduce car use backed by a partnership involving the school, the local authority, the police, and the health authority. To promote the production and implementation of school travel plans the government has funded 111 travel coordinators. A randomised controlled trial conducted in two inner London boroughs found that schools with travel coordinators were more likely to produce a travel plan but there was no evidence that these changed travel patterns or reduce parental fears.
Ian Roberts
BMJ Publishing Group Ltd
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15 February 2003
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