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ACTIVE TRAVEL & SCHOOL STREETS

School Streets schemes will be trialled at up to eight primary schools across the city,  Under the scheme, streets outside the school gates will be closed to traffic during the morning drop off and afternoon pick up times in order to create a safer and healthier environment for pupils and their families. As well as enabling children to be more active by walking, scooting or cycling to school, the scheme is also expected to benefit neighbouring residents by reducing levels of parking and congestion.

UNDERSTANDING OUR ISSUES

 We have been working closely with Sustrans and the Local Authority to share the main safety and environmental issues facing our children in school.

  • Dangerous pavement parking
  • No barriers in front of school gates and poor markings on road
  • Cars blocking access
  • Idling cars causing pollution outside the school playground
  • Busy streets
  • Unsafe roads and access for cyclists, scooters and skaters
  • Air pollution
  • Litter

School Streets due to commence 16th January 2023

Our recent data for travelling to school and our current targets:

Mode of travel

School Autumn Data

2022

National Average

School Target

 

Walk

 

 

54%

 

51%

 

46%

 

Cycle

 

 

3%

 

2%

 

12%

 

Scoot/Skate

 

 

5%

 

2%

 

12%

 

Drive

 

 

36%

 

41%

 

25%

 

Bus/ Public Transport

 

 

3%

 

 

4%

 

5%

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second avenue.pdf

 

meldon terrace.pdf

 

 

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