About us

We promote active travel and we want children to be able to get to and from school safely and independently. We work to make our neighbourhood healthier, safer and more pleasant for everyone.

Dulwich is a unique area with an exceptionally busy school run -  more than 10,000 pupils going to 20 schools within a 2.5 mile radius. Many children in this area are regularly driven short distances because their parents do not feel that there is a safe and practical alternative. 

Dulwich and Herne Hill Safe Routes to School is a volunteer-led network of schools and parents working with local residents, landowners, charities and community groups as well as local authority officers and councillors. The core is a termly forum of ~15 schools in the area who work together - along with residents groups and Councillors - to share information, ideas, concerns and resources. Representatives from the schools include staff, parents and/ or governors, depending on who is willing and available and nominated by the school.
  • We worked together to save the School Crossing Patrols in this area when their future was under threat in 2011/2012.
  • We provide an ongoing forum to help prioritise road safety interventions.
  • We help schools and others discuss information and ideas to find shared solutions.
  • We are excited about our work through Dulwich Young Cyclists and the potential to create an improved network of safe, attractive routes for everyone to enjoy walking and cycling.

We're not alone! Villages, towns and cities around the world are struggling with the challenge of making urban streets safer and more 'liveable', and helping a growing population change its travel habits.  Transport for London is funding changes around the capital to make it easier, safer and more attractive to walk or cycle everyday journeys.

You can find out more from the following links:

  • Safe Streets for London - The Road Safety Action Plan for London 2020
  • the five minute video below sets out TfL's Cycling Vision for Outer London, hoping to create an "eight to eighty" cycling culture.