Safer Routes to School - Information for Pupils
Ten Good Reasons to Walk to School Together
- It’s fun
- It’s healthy
- It’s non-polluting
- It’s friendly
- It reduces stress
- It’s a chance to teach and learn road safety skills
- It’s considerate
- It’s educational
- It’s economical
- It’s a way to cut traffic congestion at the school gates
So, what are the benefits of walking or cycling to school?
- Walking or cycling can refresh the mind, reduce fatigue and increase energy levels.
- More than half the body's muscles are designed for walking. It is a natural movement that is virtually injury free.
- Walking provides an enjoyable time for sharing and socialising with friends and family.
- Regular brisk walking or cycling can reduce cholesterol and blood pressure. They can also improve digestion and increase a persons metabolic rate.
- Walking strengthens bones.
- Walking or cycling can relieve stress and tension.
- Walking or cycling can give you a feeling of well being.
- Cycling and brisk walking are also aerobic activities. Aerobic activities train the heart, lungs and muscles to work efficiently.
Remember the Green Cross Code
- Think first – Find a safe place to cross, then stop. Make sure you can see the traffic clearly in all directions.
- Stop – Stand on the pavement near the kerb
- Use your eyes and ears – Look and listen for oncoming traffic. Watch out for bicycles.
- Wait until it is safe – Don’t hurry. If traffic is coming let it pass. Only cross when there is a safe gap in the traffic.
- Look and listen again – When there is no traffic near, walk straight across the road. Don’t run.
- Arrive Alive – Keep looking and listening for traffic while you cross. Walk straight across the road.
Railway Crossings Operational
Be aware that level crossings along the Stirling-Alloa-Kincardine rail link are now being used. Vehicles and pedestrians must obey any stop signals displayed.
For Further Information Contact
Roads, Traffic & Transportation
Kilncraigs, Greenside Street, Alloa, FK10 1EB
Tel: 01259 452369 / 450000 Fax: 01259 727451