5-Minute Walk Zone
We want the children and adults of Haringey to breathe clean air, live healthy, long and fulfilling lives and for Haringey to be a clean and safe borough.
Our aim is for every child and young person in Haringey to be able to walk, cycle or use the bus safely for their everyday journeys, especially to and from school.
Walking to school is one of the easiest ways we can improve our family’s health and well-being, it is the easiest way for children to do the recommended 60 minutes of physical exercise every day. It also helps to reduce traffic congestion around the school, reduces air pollution and improves safety for everyone. Most families walk for at least part of their school journey; Best of all, Walking is Free!
The Risley Avenue Primary School Walking Zone encourages all families to walk either all or part way to school, as well as to travel on foot more often for other short journeys.
Walking to school is beneficial because:
- It keeps us all fit, healthy and happy
- It teaches road safety
- It’s quicker than finding a parking space
- It’s better for the environment and helps keep our air clean
- It helps keep the roads around school free from traffic which is safer for all our children
- It’s fun to walk and talk!
- Best of all, it’s FREE!
If you do need to travel by car, please park outside of the Walking Zone and walk the last part of the journey with everyone else. Our map will help you find your route to school.
Together we can improve the health and lives of all our children.