More than 80 schools in Barnet, including those in Edgware and Burnt Oak, have successfully secured the TfL Travel for Life accreditation from Transport for London (TfL).
TfL Travel for Life, formerly known as STARS, stands as TfL’s accreditation initiative designed for London schools and nurseries. The program aims to instill a sense of responsibility and sustainability among young Londoners by promoting active and safe modes of travel, specifically walking, scooting, and cycling.
The accreditation process involves schools submitting their School Travel Plan, aligning with TfL’s goals for sustainable and responsible travel. In this round, a total of 81 schools in Barnet achieved TfL Travel for Life accreditation. Among these, 48 schools earned the gold accreditation, while 9 secured silver, and 26 were awarded bronze.
Collaborating closely with the council’s Barnet Safe and Sustainable Travel Team, schools have been actively engaged in creating, sharing, and implementing safe and sustainable initiatives. The Barnet Safe and Sustainable Travel Team works with nurseries, primary, and secondary schools throughout the borough to promote responsible travel practices.
Councillor Alan Schneiderman, Cabinet Member for Environment & Climate Change at Barnet Council, said: “We’re so proud of our children and their teachers and parents for helping us reach this achievement. You have helped us reduce congestion, improve road safety and improve the health and wellbeing of our growing young people.
“We have committed to making our council net zero by 2030, and our borough net zero by 2042. You are doing your bit to make this a reality. Thank you.”