Cycle train 'first' in South Lanarkshire
Tinto Primary School has become the first in South Lanarkshire to set up a ‘Cycle Train’.
The Cycle Train takes its idea from a Walking Bus, but instead of adults walking at the front and rear of the group of children, everyone is on bikes.
Capable adult cyclists escort a group of cycling children on a route to and from school. There is a ‘driver’ at the front of the train and a ‘conductor’ at the back. The group stops at a series of pre-determined pick-up and drop-off points along the way.
Councillor John Murray, chair of South Lanarkshire Council’s Road Safety Forum, said: “The Cycle Trains are an excellent, innovative idea which I am sure more schools in South Lanarkshire will want to introduce.
“The children I spoke to all mentioned how much fun it was and of course I am delighted with any scheme which reduces congestion, pollution and increases road safety awareness."
Bike sheds for those taking part in the Cycle Train have also been installed at the school.
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