Welcome to TfL Travel for Life

We're determined to help young Londoners travel better and make better decisions that impact their lives and the lives of those around them. 


This September, we're bringing together each of the TfL education programmes formerly known as Road Safety Club, STARS, Safety and Citizenship and TravelSmart, under one exciting new umbrella programme called TfL Travel for Life. They will be the same great programmes but with a new name and a new look, easier online process and a dedicated support team. 


STARS for primary schools will be renamed TfL Explorers. STARS for secondary schools will be renamed TfL Pioneers. The accreditation process will be the same but the activities will be tailored to primary and secondary. 


Road Safety Club, the programme to help little Londoners be safe around roads, will be renamed TfL Discoverers. Safety and Citizenship, our flagship programme to prepare year 6 children for independent travel, will be renamed TfL Citizens. Finally TravelSmart, our digital tool to guide young people to be more risk-aware will be renamed TfL Navigators. 


TfL Travel for Life will allow us to engage with even more schools across London, helping to develop children's independence and confidence and create a lasting impact on the way young people travel to and from school in London.



A healthier and safer London...

Each year accredited schools can replace over 13 million miles’ worth of car journeys with walking, cycling and scooting!

Become a TfL Travel for Life accredited school to:

  • 1
    Reduce congestion
  • 2
    Improve road safety
  • 3
    Improve health and wellbeing

Go for gold!

Find out what it takes to become a bronze, silver or gold TfL Travel for Life accredited school.

Accreditation page

What others said

“ We’ve changed people’s views on cycling to school by running various cycling activities and awards, and installing new facilities. ”

Lee Hanford - Travel Plan Co-ordinator, The Coopers' Company and Coborn School, Havering

“At first it was hard to see how the programme could work at our SEND school. But with support and creativity we’ve adapted activities to our pupils’ needs. I’m so proud of what we’ve all achieved. ”

Faryaneh Akhavan - Founder, Bursar and parent, Snowflake School for Children with Autism

“The main thing is to make active travel fun and anything that the programme can help us with to promote that is absolutely great. We were trying to do all the right things before, but it's just given us that little incentive to make it even better.”

Judith Hibbs - Travel Plan Coordinator - Winterbourne Junior Girls' School

“Our aim is to reduce the number of cars stopping outside the school to improve road safety. Changing parents’ behaviour is challenging, but through running various initiatives, we’re getting there!”

Stephen Smith - Assistant head teacher & travel coordinator, Bevington primary school