New scooter pods installed at Barnstaple school to encourage healthy travel

30 Jul 2015

Brand new scooter pods have been installed at a Barnstaple infants’ school as part of an active travel project aimed at increasing levels of walking, scooting, cycling, and public transport to and from school.

The Access to Education project is a collaboration between eight local authorities and Sustrans.

Devon County Council is the lead authority for this national programme.

Last week a launch event was held at Pilton Infants’ School where children were encourage to ride their scooters to school and be rewarded with a free breakfast for doing so.

Jayne Kylecorr, head teacher at the school, said: “It has gone really well. We thought we would do a launch event to try and encourage healthy travel to school.

“Abbey Road is an accident waiting to happen.

“In the morning the traffic is so bad that some is going to get killed. We are trying to encourage families to walk to school.”

As well as the event at Pilton Infants’, scooter pods have also been installed at Fremington Primary School and Our Lady’s Catholic Primary School.

Mark Donnelly, Sustrans Active travel officer, said: “It is amazing to see such a good turn out today. It is probably the busiest event we have had.”


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