Three out of five UK parents currently do not enjoy the school run, with congestion the main reason why.
02 October 2020
A recent survey commissioned by Sustrans found that 59% of parents in the UK do not enjoy their daily journey to school.
The Yorkshire and the Humber region tops the list as those most unhappy with the school run, at 67%. Despite a reported cycling boom during the lockdown, the latest figures show that road traffic congestion levels have exceeded those from this time last year.
And the reopening of schools and a push back to work in early September has seen an increase in private car use.
Parents also highlighted pavement parking (32%), dangerous junctions (27%) and narrow and poor quality pavements (17%) as reasons why they didn’t enjoy the school run.