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Transport choices make a significant difference to global carbon emissions. This topic takes a look at how people and goods make their way to school and if we can make more sustainable choices.

The Transport Topic has some natural overlap with Climate Action, Food & the Environment and Health & Wellbeing.

Curricular Map: Transport

Experiences and Outcomes related to the Transport Topic

Transport Live Lessons

Interactive lessons and classroom resources to support your work on the Transport Topic.

Our Resources

Active Travel Challenge
Are there good habits from lockdown that we can keep? Such as using more active travel solutions.

Map Your Journey (8+)
How big is your footprint? Challenge yourself to reduce your footprint by changing the way you travel. 

Public Transport Map Activity
Plot how you would travel to different places using public transport available in your community.

Seasonal Map Activity
Create a map of all the different environments in your local area.

Snapshot of Active Travel (8+)
Cameras at the ready as you explore barriers and solutions to active travel in your community

Traffic Survey
Use this survey to find out how much and what kinds of traffic pass your school. This data can be useful when campaigning for air quality improvements, or road safety.


Resources From Other Organisations

Cycling Scotland – Bikeability
Cycle training gives pupils skills and confidence to cycle safely and become a biking expert.

Cycling Scotland - Cycle Friendly Schools
Cycle Friendly School supports more children to enjoy the benefits of cycling and ride their bikes more often.

JRSO - Junior Road Safety Officers
Activities organised by your school's JRSO group can be included in your Eco-Schools Transport Action Plan.

OPAL Lichen Air Quality Project
SEPA scientists are looking at how lichen can give us a picture of air quality over a longer time period, and it’s something anyone can get involved in.

Sustrans Scotland - Hands Up Survey
Looks at how pupils across Scotland travel to school and is the largest national dataset on school travel.

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