Sunday 29 August 2010

The war on the motorist

Vehicle exclusion zones should be set up around Scotland’s primary and secondary schools to deter parents from driving their children to school, campaigners have urged.

Surveys have estimated that the proportion of children who walk to school has dropped from 56% to 49% over the last seven years, while 28% are being driven in the morning.

Living Streets also called for “park and stride” sites – which would involve parents parking up to 10 minutes’ walk away from a school – to be adapted

However, the Automobile Association said the proposals should be met with caution.