Car Free Friday Sept 20th 2019
We're going car-free for a day!
STARS (Sustainable Travel: Active, Responsible, Safe) is TfL’s flagship scheme to encourage young Londoners to travel actively, responsibly, and safely to school.
As part of our engagement with the scheme, we are going to be taking part in STARS Car-free day on Friday 20th September 2019. The activity is taking place London-wide, and is a great opportunity to create habits for the new academic year. It also coincides with the run up to World Car-free Day, an international initiative to encourage people to get out of the car.
Taking part will help improve our school’s air quality, with less cars idling nearby; reduce congestion around our gates, creating a safer environment for pupils; and help keep everyone healthy by travelling to school actively.
For this day, we encourage you to leave the car at home and walk, cycle or scoot instead (if you don’t already). If you need to drive part of the way to school, you can take part in ‘Park and Stride’ by parking away from the school gate, and walking the rest of the way. This ensures we can create a safe ‘car-free zone’ around the school itself.
We’ll be sharing information on the healthiest routes to school, but when walking, scooting or cycling, it’s best to choose paths away from busy roads where possible as they have better air quality. If you need to plan a new route, check TfL journey planner for up-to-date information tfl.gov.uk/journeyplanner.
For more information on the STARS scheme, visit tfl.gov.uk/stars.
Thank you for your support and contribution to improving the health of Londoners.
We look forward to seeing you, car-free, on Friday 20th September 2019.
Please see the map below to plan your journey