Park and Stride launched at two schools in Stanground
PARENTS of pupils at two schools in Stanground are being encouraged to Park and Stride their way to school as part of a new initiative.
Southfields Infant and Junior schools are the first in the city to benefit from the scheme, launched by Peterborough City Council’s Travelchoice team.
Parents are asked to park their vehicles at a car park in Glatton Drive, Stanground, and finish their journey to school on foot.
To get families involved, Travelchoice encouraged the schools to run a poster competition to design a Park and Stride sign.
Year six pupil Katy Ashdown and her family designed the winning poster, which is now displayed in the car park.
Teacher at Southfields Junior School, Heather Dawson said: “The use of our Park and Stride facility at Glatton Drive aims to reduce the volume of traffic and parking problems at the school entrance.
“It ensures those families using the car park can enjoy a calm, safe and sociable walk into school.”
Nicola Winstone, the city council’s school travel officer, said: “The scheme is a simple solution for families to reduce their carbon footprint and get some exercise.”