Safely to School
This report presents findings from a seven-month study of the place of Safer Routes to School (SRTS) in the school curriculum in Scotland.
It was commissioned by The Scottish Executive Development Department in January 2003 and conducted by the Scottish Council for Research in Education Centre (SCRE) and ODS. The study comprised three distinct phases: first, a review of previous research on road safety; second a survey of all 32 local authorities; and third, a more detailed investigation into the implementation of SRTS in six case study schools. This report draws together the main findings from the study and highlights a number of issues which have implications for Safer Routes to School and other road safety initiatives.
The overarching aim of this study was to review the Safer Routes to School in the Classroom initiative, by local authority area. In particular the project examined:
The effectiveness of SRTS work in the school curriculum in local authorities in Scotland; and
The extent to which Scottish Executive funding has helped local authorities develop the concept of SRTS in the school curriculum, and how the Cycling, Walking and Safer Streets Fund (CWSS) allocation could influence future developments at a local authority level.
Published: December 2003