Why Active Travel?
Choosing to walk, scoot or cycle are all easy ways to increase daily physical activity and help maintain a healthy weight. Children who travel actively to school also gain valuable life skills such as road safety and, as they get older, learn to travel independently. Choosing active modes of travel can help to boost concentration and improve mood. It can also help to reduce the risk of developing health problems such as type 2 diabetes, asthma and even mental health disorders. Active travel is also very cost effective with walking being absolutely free and scooting and cycling much cheaper than using a car.
Don’t forget Active Travel is also good for the environment, helping to cut traffic congestion and pollution.