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Sample Transportation Action Plan

Learning Objectives

  • To interpret data from the transportation audit
  • To evaluate needs arising from the audit data
  • To provide realistic solutions to these needs
  • To cooperate effectively as a group

Curriculum Links

  • Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Citizenship

Eco-Schools USA Pathways

  • Transportation, Climate Change

Preparation

Before completing your action plan, you should carry out a Transportation Audit.

Creating the Action Plan

1. Transportation Audit review

  • Using the data from your audit, identify the opportunities to reduce the impacts of transportation at your school.

2. Group brainstorming

  • In small groups, brainstorm solutions to transportation issues. Groups can be assigned specific issues to address. Alternatively, all groups can be assigned the same prominent issues to achieve a greater variety of interesting solutions.
  • As a team, discuss and agree on the most effective solutions.
  • Compile these solutions into a final action plan. See a sample transportation action plan (PDF), and access a blank action plan (Word document).
  • Assign tasks to appropriate individuals within the team and across the school. Agree on realistic timeframes in which tasks should be completed.

3. Execution of tasks

  • Set aside time for students to carry out the activities they have assigned themselves and to notify other staff and students of the responsibilities assigned to them.
  • Provide training to staff and students on implementing the transportation campaign.
  • Set up the school for success. For example, designate safe storage for bicycles, post "no idling" signs outside the school, and create a notice board to connect families that may want to carpool, walk, or bike to school together.

Follow Up

  • Set a review date to revisit your action plan as a group. Analyze how far you have come and identify what else you can do.
  • Schedule a follow-up transportation audit after a few months to measure the effectiveness of your scheme.

Extension Ideas

  • Add a section on transportation to your school's website.
  • In regular assemblies, share results, achievements and development plans for the future.
  • Prepare a school notice board showing graphs of results and achievements.
  • Involve the local press and radio to let everyone know about the school's transportation activities.
  • Team up with another school in the area to share ideas.
  • Have students develop a database with the help of spreadsheet software to record information, draw graphs and analyze the data.

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