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Walking Bus

By: East Sussex Downs and Weald Primary Care Trust

Fewer children and staff travelling to school in single-occupancy cars.

Not known (Estimated)

Not known, but our Environment Group is working on the CO2 strategy (Estimated)

East Sussex County Council offers a package of help to schools wishing to start up, develop and maintain Walking Buses throughout East Sussex. We risk assess and document routes, liaise with and support parent volunteers, provide hi-visibility tabards, provide insurance and review their correct and safe operation on a regular schedule.

Our Walking Bus "kit" of essential and useful information is on-line at www.eastsussex.gov.uk/walktoschool. We also provide support to schools wishing to develop other walking initiatives. See website.

All over East Sussex.

Supports School Travel Plan and sustainable travel work


We report back termly in our School Travel Plan newsletter. See www.eastsussex.gov.uk/walktoschool


Not all schools are able to find sufficient volunteers to 'staff' walking buses. Some schools do not have suitable walking bus routes available.

Andrew Keer, School Travel Plan Coordinator, andrew.keer@eastsussex.gov.uk, 01273481542