Many families in the city do travel to and from school sustainably, but we still have over a third that can’t or choose not to.

The Brighton & Hove Council Transport and Travel team can help your school community with:

  • Advice and resources to support safe, active and sustainable travel to school and beyond.
  • Updating or developing a new School Travel Plan –  a bespoke list of actions that a school agrees and commits to run as part of a whole school approach to sustainable travel
  • Running a campaign or initiative to promote ‘walking and wheeling’ such as Big Walk and Wheel, Walk to School Week and Month
  • Running and completing the School Mode of Transport Survey (SMOTS) – an annual survey to ascertain how children travel to and from school
  • Free child cycling and pedestrian training courses
  • School Streets support – where timed motor vehicle restrictions tare in place near schools during school drop-off and pick-up times with the aim of reducing congestion and air pollution and promoting safety near the school gate

Contact us on [email protected] to find out how we can help you.


School Streets

Brighton & Hove is committed to delivering a city-wide School Streets programme to all eligible infant, primary and junior schools.

  • School Streets support the safe movement of children and families travelling to and from school by creating an environment that enables and encourages more walking, wheeling, cycling and scooting by closing the road to restricted motor vehicles during drop off and pick up times
  • School Streets schemes are designed to address issues on the roads around schools at drop off and pick up times, including congestion, illegal or unsafe parking and air quality issues immediately outside of school. This is achieved by restricting access to most motor vehicles on the roads around school at drop off and pick up time.
  • This reduction in traffic provides a safer environment and more available road space for children and their families to make the school journey by more sustainable and active modes of travel.
  • School Streets are different from Play Streets as some motor vehicle access is permitted on School Streets. These include residents, Blue Badge holders, emergency services amongst others.


For further support with promoting safe, active and sustainable travel as part of your Carbon Neutral 2030 goal, please visit:

Brighton & Hove school travel
Brighton & Hove travel, transport and road safety
Brighton & Hove school streets