Basildon Upper Academy
Getting to and from Basildon Upper 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. The estate surrounding the academy has a large number of footpaths, meaning you’ll always travel a shorter distance walking between two points than if you drove. A bit further afield, towards the town centre and the Lower Academy, there’s a bridge and an underpass to cross the busy St Mayne. There’s also a zebra crossing right outside the school on Wickford Avenue.
Basildon is well designed for cycling. The roads are fairly straight, providing good sight-lines. All the parts of the cycling network are shown on the Basildon cycle map.
Directly outside the front of the school are bus stops in both directions. Routes join the school and areas of Vange and Pitsea to the town centre. The stops both have raised kerbs to help with getting on and off.
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.