The diagram at the upper-right corner of this website displays the CO2 savings made by TSG during the current school year, measured by trips that changed from single car use to a sustainable mode. The CO2 value at the bottom shows the tonnes of CO2 saved, above this is the equivalent number of trees that would need to be planted to offset that amount of CO2. The tree at the top shows progress towards the CO2 savings target, leafs turn green to indicate the progress towards the target saving.
EU project results 2014-2017
During the 3-year period*, TSG took place in 19 countries. So far, the impressive amount of 177,587 pupils in 1,192 schools played the game. The EU-wide savings in this period reached 2,458,853 kilometres of car trips and 397 tonnes of CO2.
The target of the TSG project was to generate a modal shift with the (travel) behaviour of school children, of at least 15% more sustainable trips during the campaign and a retention effect of at least 7% after the action. The amount of sustainable trips combined for 2014-2017 went from 63% before the campaign to 78% during the campaign. Three weeks after the end of the campaign the share of sustainable trips slightly dropped to 76%, which is still a significant improvement compared to the baseline. This means that the modal shift goal has been achieved! In the tables below you can see the yearly modal shift results. In addition, we’ve prepared a quick video that shows TSG’s progress over three years in just a few minutes!
*Data collection 2014-2016, school year 2016-2017 not fully included as it is ongoing.
SCHOOL YEAR 2015-2016
21 schools from 7 cities played the TSG, comprising a total of 1,704 pupils.
More than the half of trips to and from school at the ‘before’ survey were sustainable (56%). During the campaign, this increased to 69% and the after campaign survey showed that a decrease was recorded, however the retention effect is still a significant improvement compared to the before data.
During the period when the game was played 15,115 kilometres of single occupancy car trips and 2.6 tonnes of CO2 were saved. The levels of savings had increased after the end of the campaign to 15,358 kilometres of single occupancy car trips and 2.6 tonnes of CO2.
A detailed modal breakdown for the UK is provided below:
Evidence has shown that the TSG campaign has the potential to successfully increase the use sustainable transport modes and reduce CO2 emissions. The Network-wide savings during School Year 2015-2016 reached 1,218,550 kilometres of car trips and 198 tonnes of CO2. The share of sustainable trips increased from 61% before the campaign to 76% during the campaign. Three weeks after the end of the campaign this figure reached 75%, showing a higher retention effect than that achieved in School Year 2015-2016.
SCHOOL YEAR 2014-2015
In School Year 2014-2015 only one school from the United Kingdom played the TSG. 208 pupils and 11 classes played the deluxe version of the TSG. Although 12 schools with 1,025 pupils from 10 cities registered to play, only one school ended up playing.
In School Year 2014-2015 TSG took place in 19 countries. 48,383 pupils from 325 schools in 169 cities played the game. The Network-wide savings during the first year of the campaign reached 765,361 kilometres of car trips and 123 tonnes of CO2. The amount of sustainable trips increased from 62% before the campaign to 82% during the campaign. Three weeks after the campaign this figure was 79%, showing a higher number of sustainable trips compared to the base level.
Have a look at our first infographic presenting more results. More results for School Year 2014 – 2015 can be found in this report.