We’re introducing School Streets schemes to make journeys to school safer and healthier for children.
The schemes restrict access to traffic on some streets outside schools during the times of day when pupils are arriving and going home.
We’re working with Sustrans to implement schemes in areas across the city in consultation with schools and wider communities.
Which schools are involved?
Ravenswood Primary School
A School Street launched on 13 February at Ravenswood Primary School. The roads affected include Ravenswood Road, Farnley Road and Stanmore Road and their back lanes behind them. Public consultation will run from 13 February until 14 August 2023. You can have your say here
Chillingham Road Primary School
A School Street launched on 16 January 2023 at Chillingham Primary School. The roads affected include Ninth Avenue and Tenth Avenue and the back lanes behind them. Public consultation will run from 16 January until 16 July 2023. Please go here to have your say.
Grange First School
A school street launched on 15 July 2022.
Norham Road is affected.
Public consultation ran from 15 July until 22 January 2023. Go here for the link to the consultation. We are currently reviewing feedback to determine whether any changes to the scheme are needed.
Hotspur Primary School
A School Street launched on 13 June 2022.
The roads affected include Mowbray Street, Hotspur Street and Newington Road, as well as the back lanes behind Stratford Road and between Hotspur Street and Warwick Street and Hotspur Street and Mowbray Street.
Public consultation closed on 18 December 2022. We are currently reviewing feedback to determine whether any changes to the scheme are needed.
How does it work?
On school days, the streets outside school will be closed to traffic in the mornings when pupils arrive and on afternoons when they go home.
The closures will be in place from 8am until 9.30am and again from 2.30pm until 4pm.
During those times traffic won’t be allowed to drive through those streets and parents and carers won’t be able to stop there to drop off or pick up their children.
Residents and some other drivers, including blue badge holders, will still have access to the street but other traffic will have to use alternative routes during these times of day.
Children, parents and carers will be encouraged to walk, scoot and cycle to school, or to park further away and walk the rest of the journey.
What are the benefits?
School Streets schemes means that the roads outside school are kept clear for children when they arrive at school and leave to go home.
This helps to keep pupils safe from traffic and reduces air pollution outside schools. This also benefits staff at the school as well as local residents.
It enables families to be more active, by doing more walking, cycling or scooting as part of their journey, which helps towards better health.
School Streets schemes are supported by the schools involved and local councillors and have proved popular and effective in other areas.
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