Cycle to school advice for Limerick children

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AN TAISCE is urging Limerick students and families to cycle to school as part of its new Green Schools and Safe Routes to School programme.

The programme aims at raising awareness around how active travel for shorter school runs can help alleviate pressures of rising fuel costs, which may be putting increased pressure on families as the new term begins.

An Taisce are encouraging families to ‘cycle to school on your own fuel’. Considering that there are 183 days in a school year, An Taisce notes, a 1.5km round trip cycle at both pick-up and drop-off could save a family approximately €225 on car fuel alone.