The ‘Go Safe Glasgow’ Road Safety Partnership has launched a new school travel and road safety (STARS) project, with input from Oxfordshire and West Dumbartonshire’s road safety teams.
George Cairns, the RSO responsible for the project, said: “We were asked to look at parking in the vicinity of schools and found that Oxford had developed a project looking at this particular issue and they kindly helped out with advice and guidance.
“Co-operation continued with input from West Dunbartonshire Council and Sustrans who provided copyright licence on documents they had produced that would be incorporated within the document.”
The final STARS document, outlining Glasgow’s full school travel and road safety service, was produced by dbda who act as advisors to ‘Go Safe Glasgow’. The document has also been integrated with the relevant outcomes and experiences of the recently launched Curriculum for Excellence in Scottish schools. Every Primary School in Glasgow will receive a complimentary copy and it will also be made available for downloading from the Education Services website.
George Cairns added: “This three-year programme will result in every primary school in Glasgow creating a STARS team made up from existing Eco Clubs and junior road safety officers. Initial feedback is that schools have responded very positively to the initial pilot project and a waiting list of keen STARS recruits is being compiled.”
For more information contact Bill Smith at dbda.