A ‘School Street’ is when the roads immediately surrounding a school are closed to motor traffic. They operate Monday to Friday in term time, during set times at drop-off and pick-up. School Streets remain open to pedestrians, cyclists and residents of the street who have an exemption.
Why implement a School Street?
The council is committed to tackling our climate emergency and the escalating levels of pollution at peak times on our road network.
Our children’s health and mental well being is of paramount importance.
Benefits of school streets:
- Improved Air Quality: Reduced traffic volumes leading to reductions in local emissions.
- Improved Road Safety: Decreased risk of potential conflict between road traffic and pupils.
- Increased Physical Activity: Making the school gate cleaner and safer will encourage more active travel to school.