Exeter City Futures Connect- Travel to School

Organised by: Exeter City Futures
Date: Tues 11th August 2020
Time: 17:30 to 19:00
Location: Online event

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Share a project about enabling safe, active travel to school and get valuable feedback from like-minds to help you work out the next steps.

Our second online Connect event of 2020 will focus on the theme of Travel to School.

As schools across Exeter plan to reopen in September for the new school year, we’re hearing from families and people in the community who would like their children to engage in more active ways of travelling back to school.

We’re hosting a Travel to School Connect event and encouraging school staff and governors, parents and parent groups, residents, community groups, community organisations and local businesses, to share their projects where they champion safe active travel to school.

This is an opportunity to find out what’s working well for others, and hear about new ideas.

What projects or initiatives is your school or community delivering that make it easier for children, young people, parents and staff to journey to school?

Have you organised, initiated or been involved in a project that has, for example:

  • Enabled walking or cycling safely to school through a walk or cycle bus
  • Developed campaigns to encourage lower speeds and reduced traffic
  • Implemented junior/senior road safety officers activities
  • Introduced traffic-calming measures such as restricting drop off and pick up times
  • Established a staff or parent car sharing pool
  • Hosted a Travel Clinic bringing parents, school leadership and staff, as well as local residents, together to co-develop projects?

We invite you to share what you’ve been doing and connect with like-minds in the wider Exeter community.

Benefit from valuable feedback, spark collaboration, get support for your project and work out next steps!

You’ll have the chance to give a short, five-minute, presentation about your project, before exploring your project further during a ‘breakout room’ discussion with event participants


  • Introduction
  • Project presentations
  • Breakout room discussions
  • Feedback from the breakout room discussions
  • Close

DEADLINE: Sign up to share your project by Friday 31st July

If you don’t want to deliver a presentation at the Connect event you can still attend. It is a great opportunity to network, provide input and support those with projects that could help Exeter #buildbackbetter and contribute to the city’s carbon reduction ambitions.

When registering, please indicate if you would like to present your Travel to School projects.

Date: 11th August 2020

Time: 5.30 pm - 7.00 pm

Location: A Zoom link will be sent out to all registered attendees nearer the event date.

If you need more information about the event, or are interested in presenting but would like to discuss your idea further and how to deliver a presentation online, please contact us at info@exetercityfutures.com.

About Our Connect Events

Our Connect events provide an open platform, bringing together residents, communities, local businesses, charities and city stakeholders to listen and support community-initiated projects that help Exeter work towards its ambition to be carbon neutral by 2030.

Each Connect event will be framed around a key theme in which we invite change makers to get involved by presenting their community-led projects to share knowledge and inspire future community initiatives in other wards across the city.

We invite you to share projects, network with each other, spark ideas and build partnerships.

Our Connect events currently take place online and are hosted through the Zoom platform.

Starting with five-minute pitches and moving to tabling breakout rooms where presenters can take questions and hold discussion about their projects we hope this format offers a creative and collaborative environment and fosters a vibrant community of Exeter change makers.

Net Zero Exeter 2030

You can connect with each other and share your ideas, projects and innovative solutions on how the city can collaborate to meet current and future challenges on our Net Zero Exeter Forum.

You can also find out more about Exeter City Futures’ ambition to become carbon neutral by reading our Net Zero Exeter 2030 Plan.

You can also highlight your suggestions on how travel around Exeter could be improved post-COVID by making a contribution suggestion on our Reimagining Exeter Interactive Map.

Exeter City Futures’ Connect Events are supported by The National Lottery Community Fund.