That is the message of this entertaining and practical handbook for parents, children and teachers based on over ten years of experience as a mother in London, one of the most congested towns in the world with particular problems with the school run.
Illustrated with cartoons and case studies and quotes from children, parents and teachers, this book aims to encourage and inspire others to get out of their cars and enjoy the school journey. It provides an entertaining mix of personal experience, policy review and practical suggestions.
Ann Kenrick, the author, has cycled in London for over 40 years as a child, student, employee, 9 month pregnant mother, and employer. She has been involved in sustainable transport issues more directly for over fifteen years as Trustee of the Environmental Transport Association and London Cycling Campaign and Founder/Chairman of the East Dulwich Safe Routes to School Group. She has been recognised for this work with a Southwark civic award.