School buses are a great way of cutting down traffic. As an example, a 30 seat bus will on average take 15-20 cars off the road. In an area like Hampstead, which has a very high concentration of schools, a multi-school bus service has the potential to be very successful.
Why multiple schools?
Efficiency – if every school ran their own bus service, the streets would be clogged with buses
Buying power – negotiating as a large group provides lower prices for all
Maximising capacity – the more children on buses, the more cars off the road
Wider catchment – families with children at multiple schools in the area will benefit greatly from the service
Inclusivity – families at smaller schools or at schools where demand is lower do not lose out
How would this multi-school bus service work?
Each bus would service multiple schools
Few pick up points on each route at key locations
Drop off at a few central locations, within easy access of multiple schools
The team at Green School Runs has been working to set up a viable and sustainable system of multi-school buses in London, NW3, since the start of 2019, with varying success.
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