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Stop.Swap.GO! The easier way to get to school or college

Loads of people have swapped from driving the car to cycling, walking, scooting and using the bus around Essex to get to where they need to be. We think that the school or college run doesn’t have to be any different. We’re here to help you get to school or college safely to avoid traffic or long waits in the car.

We’ve put together plenty of advice to help you make the swap. As well as walking and cycling maps to your school or college, we’ve included suggested drop off and pick-up points that aren’t going to drag you through the busy town or to the school or college gates. They’ll help you avoid the traffic, stay healthy and help the environment. We’ve also put together guidance and advice on the latest updates to statutory transport for our region.


Check out our maps for travelling to schools and colleges. Find suggested drop off places to miss the heaviest traffic. Better yet, if you live within a 30 minute walk, why not walk, cycle, scoot or use the bus to school or college instead?


Tips and ideas to help families swap from driving the car for walking, cycling, scooting or using the bus to school or college.


Staying safe when walking and cycling to school or college is important. We’ve partnered up with the Safer Essex Roads Partnership to put together accessible and affordable training courses to help build confidence and keep children safe.


We'd love to see all children and young people move to walking and cycling to school or college and we're here to help. Essex County Council provides statutory transport to some children and there are important Covid-related changes to be aware of.