Decision details

Sustainable Modes of Travel to School (SMOTS) Strategy

Decision Maker: Executive Councillor: Adult Care, Health and Children's Services

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


(1)  That the draft Sustainable Modes of Travel to School Strategy 2020-2023, as set out at Appendix A to the report, be approved as the Council's Sustainable Modes of Travel to School Strategy 2020-2023.


(2)  That the Executive Director for Children's Services, in consultation with the Executive Councillor for Adult Care, Health and Children's Services, be delegated authority to take all decisions necessary to ensure the delivery of the Strategy.

Reasons for the decision:

The draft Strategy 2020-23 attached at Appendix A will allow the Council to discharge its duty to publish a document outlining the approach to meet the duty to promote the use of sustainable modes of travel on journeys to and from schools in their area, in accordance with Section 508A of the Education Act 1996.


Successful delivery of the Strategy will also meet a number of wider key priorities of the Council including combatting obesity, particularly for children and young people, and promoting physical activity leading to healthier lifestyles for the community.

Alternative options considered:

Do nothing i.e. do not refresh the Strategy.

Publication date: 31/07/2020

Date of decision: 31/07/2020

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