Basildon Lower Academy
Getting to and from Basildon Lower Academy
These routes and maps are suggestions of how you could stop taking the car and swap to cycling, walking, or scooting to school. They don’t show every possible route and you could have fun finding a way that works for you. If you know a safe way that gets you there even quicker, that’s great! Take that route instead.
Heavy traffic zone
The highlighted heavy traffic zone on the map shows the area that will have the heaviest traffic at school time. By using alternate routes and a mix of walking and cycling, you can avoid sitting in traffic and being late for school or college.
The academy is very well served by footpaths and short-cuts. As well as the usual alleys joining up streets and closes, there’s also a pedestrian bridge over the busy Broadmayne along one side of the school. The pavements are nice and wide, and the nearby roads have both pelican and zebra crossings.
Basildon is well designed for cycling. There are plenty of off-road cycle routes connecting the school to housing estates and the town centre, and lots of cycle-friendly roads too. All these parts of the network are shown on the Basildon cycle map.
The Lower Academy is well connected by bus to Basildon town centre,areas like Vange and Pitsea, as well as Benfleet and Wickford. There are bus stops on both sides of Broadmayne right next to the school, with the one on the far side easily accessed via a footbridge.
Get rewarded for getting to school or college more sustainably
Join our 60 Day Challenge to swap the car for walking or cycling to school or college. You and your child (aged 13 and over) could win prizes including £50.00 Amazon and Love2Shop e-vouchers in our weekly prize draws just for doing the school or college run.