Travel

We are preparing for the move to our new school where we are looking at ways to encourage sustainable travel and transport.

The Parents Association Committee (PAC) is supporting the School in encouraging sustainable transport to our new school building in Belarmine. Here are some ideas that we will be supporting:

New school, new habits - lets walk!

walk with us to school - Educate Together

Park and Stride

Some members of the PAC have already been out walking!
Here are two proposed starting points for a short and easy walk to the school.

Car Pooling

Share the journey with your neighbour! Our PAC have been promoting and facilitating car-pooling for the last 2 years. The PAC can help out in organising car pooling. If you are interested please contact: pac@stepasideetns.ie

Walking Bus

The PAC will be reaching out to the wider parent body to organise and run a walking bus in Belarmine. Please watch this space for updates. If you are interested and available to volunteer please contact pac@stepasideetns.ie. Great for older kids!
Drop your kids off at the walking bus stop and the supervised walk brings the kids to school safely. We will keep you updated on this.

Safety tips from Green Schools Travel

▪ Always be bright and be seen
▪ Always stay on pavements or footpaths
▪ Always use pedestrian crossings or lollipop wardens
▪ Always be responsible near roads
▪ Always remember the Safe Cross Code
▪ Always take care when crossing cycle lanes

Some useful links:

https://www.transportforireland.ie/wp_super_faq/top-tips-for-walking-to-school-from-green-schools-travel/
http://www.dlrcoco.ie/sites/default/files/atoms/files/dlr_travel_plan_walking_bus_guide_december_2015_final_2.pdf

Travel Survey

In 2018 we conducted another travel survey showing how people planning to travel to our new school in Belarmine.

You can view the survey results here on our blog.

In early 2017 we conducted a travel survey showing all the sustainable transport options we will have in our new location.

View the survey results here: SETNS_Transport_Survey_2017.