School travel - help for parents and pupils
The council has a legal duty to promote sustainable travel to and from school. We encourage schools to implement measures that promote sustainable travel. These measures are often formalized in a school travel plan.
The council supports schools by providing information and resources, running campaigns and incentive schemes. We also undertake highway improvements, which encourage sustainable travel modes.
Planning your journey
If you would like your child to walk or cycle to school, there are a number of tools available to help you.
Bracknell Forest’s cycle network is now included in a national cycle journey planner available from Transport Direct. You can plan your route from home to school.
Alternatively, you can use one of our cycle maps to plan a route. These maps show the off-road network, most of which is also available for pedestrians to use too.
If you don’t have time to walk your children to school, perhaps there is a friend or neighbour with children at the same school and your child could walk with them. Better still, talk to your school about setting up a walking bus.
If it’s too far to walk, visit our page about buses to see if public transport could be a solution for you.
Finally, if you think your child may be entitled to free school transport, visit our home to school transport pages.
A summary of the Better Ways to School - Sustainable Modes of Travel to School Strategy aimed specifically at parents is available to download from the right of this page.
We recognise the concerns that many parents have about the safety of their children on the journey to and from school. Find out more about road safety.