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National Sustainable Travel Awards - 4 weeks left to submit

We are pleased to announce that the 2017 National Sustainable Travel Awards are open for your nominations, in 10 categories:

This weeks partner blog from Pindar Creative

This week we’d like to tell you about a unique project that we’ve recently completed for Go Smarter – a Sustainable Travel Mapping Portal that enables schools and businesses to ‘make their own map’.

Wigan Council Launch new staff car share scheme

Wigan Council's latest initiative to help reduce staff car parking problems is to install car share bays on Chapel Lane car park.

Finsbury Park Festival of Cycling and Walking

On Sunday 18th June to mark Bike Week and Green Transport Week, Haringey, Hackney and Islington Councils will hold their 5th tri-borough festival held in Finsbury Park (north Lonodn) to celebrate active travel  Those attending will be able to take park in a number of, cycling, walking and other family fun activities, includiing cycle races and fun bikes, led walks, bouncy castle and  face painting.

Air pollution more harmful to children in cars than outside, warns top scientist

Children are at risk of dangerous levels of air pollution in cars because exposure to toxic air is often far higher inside than outside vehicles, a former government chief scientific adviser has warned.

Road Safety Week – 20-26 November 2017

Educators can now register for UK Road Safety Week 2017 (20-26 November) at http://www.roadsafetyweek.org.uk/educators  Coordinated by charity Brake, the Week is a great opportunity to engage children of all ages with road safety by using free resources (available from September), including assembly and workshop slides, guidance sheets, activity sheets, posters and digital content such as videos and games. This year’s theme of Speed Down Save Lives aims to raise awareness about the dangers of driving too fast, especially around schools, homes and shops, and focus on the positives of keeping your Speed Down so kids can walk and cycle safely.

National Bike Week - 10th to 18th June 2017

National Bike Week is an annual opportunity to promote cycling, and show how cycling can easily be part of everyday life by encouraging ‘everyday cycling for everyone’. Demonstrating the social, health and environmental benefits of cycling, the week aims to get people to give cycling a go all over the UK, whether this be for fun, as a means of getting around to work or school, the local shops or just to visit friends. .For more informaiton visit http://bikeweek.org.uk/us/

National Clean Air Day -Thursday 15th June 2017

Air Pollution affects everyone who lives, works and visits London.  The UK’s first ever National Clean Air Day on 15 June brings focus to what we can do about air pollution – to both protect our health and reduce air pollution levels. By making a simple pledge for the day, you can help to make a big change!

Modeshift STARS School of the Region dates for your diary

In November why not come along to Modeshift STARS fanstastic School of the Region events and see what your schools have done to achieve their STARS.  

Brightkidz Partner Blog

At last… summer is here! And did you know 27 June is International Sunglasses Day? What’s that got to do with promoting sustainable travel? Although the event is organised by the Vision Council and is about raising awareness of good eye care, it is also a chance for schools to have a ‘Wear Your Shades’ walk to school event.

National Sustainable Travel Awards - 4 weeks left to submit

We are pleased to announce that the 2017 National Sustainable Travel Awards are open for your nominations, in 10 categories:

This weeks partner blog from Pindar Creative

This week we’d like to tell you about a unique project that we’ve recently completed for Go Smarter – a Sustainable Travel Mapping Portal that enables schools and businesses to ‘make their own map’.

Wigan Council Launch new staff car share scheme

Wigan Council's latest initiative to help reduce staff car parking problems is to install car share bays on Chapel Lane car park.

Finsbury Park Festival of Cycling and Walking

On Sunday 18th June to mark Bike Week and Green Transport Week, Haringey, Hackney and Islington Councils will hold their 5th tri-borough festival held in Finsbury Park (north Lonodn) to celebrate active travel  Those attending will be able to take park in a number of, cycling, walking and other family fun activities, includiing cycle races and fun bikes, led walks, bouncy castle and  face painting.

Air pollution more harmful to children in cars than outside, warns top scientist

Children are at risk of dangerous levels of air pollution in cars because exposure to toxic air is often far higher inside than outside vehicles, a former government chief scientific adviser has warned.

Road Safety Week – 20-26 November 2017

Educators can now register for UK Road Safety Week 2017 (20-26 November) at http://www.roadsafetyweek.org.uk/educators  Coordinated by charity Brake, the Week is a great opportunity to engage children of all ages with road safety by using free resources (available from September), including assembly and workshop slides, guidance sheets, activity sheets, posters and digital content such as videos and games. This year’s theme of Speed Down Save Lives aims to raise awareness about the dangers of driving too fast, especially around schools, homes and shops, and focus on the positives of keeping your Speed Down so kids can walk and cycle safely.

National Bike Week - 10th to 18th June 2017

National Bike Week is an annual opportunity to promote cycling, and show how cycling can easily be part of everyday life by encouraging ‘everyday cycling for everyone’. Demonstrating the social, health and environmental benefits of cycling, the week aims to get people to give cycling a go all over the UK, whether this be for fun, as a means of getting around to work or school, the local shops or just to visit friends. .For more informaiton visit http://bikeweek.org.uk/us/

National Clean Air Day -Thursday 15th June 2017

Air Pollution affects everyone who lives, works and visits London.  The UK’s first ever National Clean Air Day on 15 June brings focus to what we can do about air pollution – to both protect our health and reduce air pollution levels. By making a simple pledge for the day, you can help to make a big change!

Modeshift STARS School of the Region dates for your diary

In November why not come along to Modeshift STARS fanstastic School of the Region events and see what your schools have done to achieve their STARS.  

Brightkidz Partner Blog

At last… summer is here! And did you know 27 June is International Sunglasses Day? What’s that got to do with promoting sustainable travel? Although the event is organised by the Vision Council and is about raising awareness of good eye care, it is also a chance for schools to have a ‘Wear Your Shades’ walk to school event.


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