In the rush of the new school year, especially when starting a new school, it is easy to take the quick option of jumping in the car but try not to make this a habit.
Use our Transport link at the top of the page to check out safe walking or cycle routes and you could save the high cost of a short car journey and the hassle of the congestion, stress of parking and get fit too. Hertfordshire has some great cycle ways such as the Ebury Way between Watford and Rickmansworth (pictured below).
Some areas have walking buses which are a safe and fun way to enable groups of children to walk to school together accompanied by trained adult volunteers.
If you are travelling further to a secondary school or on to work after the school run, then check out local buses and trains.
Even if you only travel sustainably once a week you could save up to 20% on your petrol or diesel costs.