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Active Travel

Hands Up Scotland Survey (HUSS)

Overview

Organisation:
Sustrans Scotland

Media type:
Statistics

Topic:
Active Travel

Setting:
Individuals, Town centres / Urban, Pupils & students / education, Countryside / Rural

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The Hands Up Scotland Survey looks at how pupils across Scotland travel to school.
It is the largest national dataset on school travel.

Key statistics

42.30%
of all pupils normally walk to school (HUSS 2017)
43.70%
of all Primary school pupils normally walk to school (HUSS 2017)
41.30%
of all Secondary school pupils normally walk to school (HUSS 2017
The Hands Up Scotland Survey looks at how pupils across Scotland travel to school. Established in 2008, the Hands Up Scotland Survey (HUSS) takes place each September in schools across Scotland. Pupils are asked ‘How do you normally travel to school?'. As an official stastitic for Scotland since 2012, it is the largest national dataset on school travel working with Transport Scotland, Sustrans and all 32 Scottish local authorities.
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