Many schools across the city experience a number of traffic related issues at the beginning and end of each school day.
We are therefore introducing the 'School Car Free Zone' 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:
The six schools selected for the pilot are listed below. Select the name of each school to see a map showing the roads affected:
The restrictions will mean that most vehicles, including those driven by parents and carers at the six 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. The scheme will go live at each of the six schools from August 2019 to coincide with the start of the new 2019/20 school year and run for an initial trial period of up to 18 months.
Access any of the links below to find out further information on the scheme: