Active ways to school

Plan your journey

In Bracknell Forest we are lucky to have safe, traffic free cycling routes that connect our borough. Plan your journey to school using our cycle route map.

Please note that the use of electric powered scooters is only legal on private land. It is not legal to use them on either public roads or pavements.

You can also plan your journey using Google maps.

Choosing active travel

Benefits of active travel include:

  • walking, cycling or scooting helps pupils reach the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity a day
  • reducing the risk of getting COVID-19 as you are distanced from others outside
  • preventing overcrowding on public transport for those who need it
  • helping pupils develop road safety skills
  • helping to keep our streets free from congestion and is good for the environment
  • helping pupils arrive at school alert, ready for lessons
  • it's free

Eco Rewards scheme

You can also benefit by registering with the Eco Rewards scheme.

By walking or cycling to school you will gain Eco Reward points. You could be rewarded for your efforts by receiving vouchers, discounts and cashback from a large number of online retailers.

Using public transport 

If walking or cycling is not practical or possible, public transport is another option and is safe to use. For up to date information on services, including special scholars passes, please visit local bus operators websites.

What we are doing to improve routes to school

Since the coronavirus pandemic started we have successfully secured government funding to improve walking and cycling routes to Bracknell Forest schools. Improvements so far include:

  • the crossing on Warfield Road at the junction with Sandy Lane and Holly Spring Lane has been upgraded to a Toucan crossing for both pedestrians and cyclists and the paths on the approach to the junction have been widened
  • a new Toucan crossing has been installed on Forest Road
  • a new Toucan crossing has been installed on Binfield Road

Further funding bids have been submitted to improve the cycle link between Crowthorne and Owlsmoor and to review the wider cycle network in the borough.