A Minipod Adventure!

19 Oct 2012

Minipods were introduced the schools across Solihull to promote “Walk to School week”. The main aim of the Walk to School week is to encourage more parents and children to cycle/scoot to school and reduce their carbon footprint.

Solihull Council, released the following article on their website.

Earlier in the year over 10,000 pupils from 32 of the borough’s schools took part in the national Walk to School Week.

Classes were given a map and challenged to embark on a virtual journey from Land’s End to John O’Groats, with the schools that demonstrated the most ‘non-car’ journeys to and from school during the week having the chance to win 1 of 3 Minipods.

Minipods are a great way of storing bikes and scooters, holding 8 of each, and it is hoped that they will encourage more Solihull pupils to either cycle or scoot to school.  This means fewer cars on the road, less pollution and happier communities.

Walk to School Week aimed to teach school pupils about exercise, being kind to the environment, and crossing roads safely, and with their new minipods, pupils at Kineton Green Primary, Streetsbrook Infants and Coppice Junior schools can now get active on their journey to school.

The minipod units, which are manufactured in Britain, can each store up to eight bikes and eight scooters and can accommodate cycles with 12” – 26” wheels.

Councillor Ted Richards, Cabinet for Transport and Highways, said: “Walk to School Week is a great initiative that goes a long way in teaching the borough’s young people about safety on the journey to school.  Furthermore, these minipods increase the opportunities for them to incorporate exercise into their everyday life through cycling and scooting.”

To view the article, please click here.

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