Each year Sustrans Scotland issue the Hands Up Scotland Survey to Primary, Secondary and Nursery Schools throughout Scotland.
The survey which was established in 2008 gives a valuable insight into school journey’s and is the largest national dataset on school travel.
In 2020 Sustrans found that
- Active travel to school is at its highest level of the past ten survey years.
- Private motorised travel has decreased from 25.5% of school pupils in 2019 to 24.3% in 2020. This is the first time it has dropped in four years.
- The percentage of school pupils travelling to school using the bus has decreased from 18.2% in 2011 to a low of 14.1% in 2020.
- The percentage of school pupils travelling to school by park and stride has increased from 7.5% in 2011 to 9.9% in 2020.
Further details and the Hands up Scotland Survey 2020 final results can be found here