Stephen Perse Foundation Is Working With Kura To Tackle Transport Emissions

By Anoop Bhuller

8 months ago


Stephen Perse Foundation is working with transport provider Kura to help provide smarter and greener school travel in Cambridge.

Stephen Perse Foundation pupils using the school’s improved bus travel with Kura

Stephen Perse Foundation pupils using the school’s improved bus travel with Kura

A trial was carried out earlier in the year and the school believes that this will reduce the number of cars travelling to and from the school in the city centre.

Kura has collected data about the most and least frequent routes taken by Stephen Perse students. Using this, they have put forward a new route that is focussed on servicing the most congested areas.

Kura are also helping to deliver a reliable transport option for parents, they can manage this through a mobile app booking service or web portal.

Head of Sustainability at Stephen Perse Foundation, Chris Woodey, said: ‘Our long term goal is to review the operations of our entire footprint and implement micro and macro improvements to our sustainability practices. We are grateful to our community of parents and students and the wider city of Cambridge for supporting us in this shared journey.’

CEO of Kura, Godfrey Ryan, said: ‘By optimising the bus route network, we will help reduce the Foundation’s carbon footprint and reduce the number of cars on Cambridge’s congested roads.

‘As we believe in breaking down the barriers to safer and greener transport, earlier this year we made our Essential software plan available to any school completely free, forever.’