Glasgow and Clyde Valley

Active travel to school, Glasgow and Clyde Valley

Note: Two pairs of graphs are presented below (one after the other) in order to present viewable trends for each of the eight local authorities in the Glasgow and Clyde Valley region.

Sustrans - Active Travel - GCV 1 (2018)

Sustrans - Active Travel - GCV 2 (2018)
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Levels of active travel to school have fluctuated in the Glasgow and Clyde valley local authorities since 2008.  In Glasgow, the level of active travel to school has declined from 57.5% in 2008 to 51.8% in 2017. There were also notable reductions in active travel to school in this period in Inverclyde and West Dunbartonshire, but with evidence of slight overall increase in active travel levels in East Renfrewshire.

Despite these reductions, walking to school remains the most common way for pupils to travel to school.  Levels of cycling and scootering/skating have risen in recent years, although travelling to school using these modes is relatively uncommon.

Walking to school, Glasgow and Clyde Valley

Note: Two pairs of graphs are presented below (one after the other) in order to present viewable trends for each of the eight local authorities in the Glasgow and Clyde Valley region.

Sustrans - Walking - GCV 1 (2018)Sustrans - Walking - GCV 2 (2018)

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In the majority of local authorities in the Glasgow and Clyde Valley region, levels of walking to school fell between 2008 and 2017. Reductions were most notable in Inverclyde, West Dunbartonshire, Glasgow and North Lanarkshire.There are no figures for East Dunbartonshire in 2008 and 2016 or for West Dunbartonshire in 2008.

Cycling to school, Glasgow and Clyde Valley

Note: Two pairs of graphs are presented below (one after the other) in order to present viewable trends for each of the eight local authorities in the Glasgow and Clyde Valley region.

Sustrans - Cycling - GCV 1 (2018)

Sustrans - Cycling - GCV 2 (2018)

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In the majority of local authorities, levels of cycling to school have increased to some extent since 2008, although it remains a relatively uncommon way of travelling to school.  For example, in Glasgow, which has the largest modal share for cycling, only 3.4% of pupils cycled to school in 2017.

Note

Active travel as defined here is any kind of travel to school involving significant physical activity and includes walking, cycling and scootering/skateboarding.

The Sustrans Hands Up survey has been carried out in most councils in Scotland since 2007.  However not all schools in a local authority participate and not all pupils in every school surveyed take part.  This may bring unforeseen biases into the results and may compromise some of the comparisons.

For more information go to the Sustrans website.

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