Many schools across the city experience a number of traffic related issues at the beginning and end of each school day.
We have introduced the 'School Streets' pilot project which aims to address such issues by limiting traffic in the streets surrounding schools at key times, creating a predominantly car free zone.
We are aiming to create a safer, more pleasant environment for everyone around schools.
The scheme will promote active travel to school by walking and cycling, which in turn, will help to reduce congestion and pollution in the area.
The anticipated benefits of the scheme include:
Phase 1 of the project was introduced in August 2019 at the schools listed below:
Phase 2 went live on 19 October 2020 at the schools listed below:
Phase 3 went live on 16 August 2021.
Phase 4 of the School Streets project went live February 2022.
Phase 5 will go live on 17 August 2022.
The restrictions will mean that most vehicles, including those driven by parents and carers at these schools will not be able to drive into the roads covered by the restrictions to drop off or pick up children during the periods that the restriction is in force.
There will however be a number of exemptions to the restriction that will permit certain traffic to use the roads during the period that the restriction is in force. Phase 1 of the scheme was introduced in August 2019 and is now permanent. Phase 2 went live on 19 October 2020 and is now permanent. Phase 3 went live on 16 August 2021 and will run for an initial period of up to 18 months. Phase 4 went live on 7 February 2022 and will run for an initial period of up to 18 months. Phase 5 will go live on 17 August and will run for an initial period of 18 months.
Access any of the links below to find out further information on the scheme: