Active travel refers to modes of travel that involve a level of activity.
The term is often used interchangeably with walking and cycling, but active travel can also include trips made by wheelchair, mobility scooters, adapted cycles, e-cycles and scooters.
The Benefits Of Active Travel
As well as the benefits to health and wellbeing, choosing to travel actively such as walking, wheeling and cycling can decrease congestion, air and noise pollution, and has economic benefits too. Encouraging a mode shift to walking, wheeling and cycling is one of the most cost-effective ways of reducing transport emissions.
Active Travel to School
Active Cumbria's programme which supports active and sustainable travel approaches for children, parents and carers across the county. A number of programmes are available to support schools to embed physical activity such as walking, scooting or cycling as part of the journey to and from school.