School Streets scheme to launch at school near Anlaby to help ease congestion

A trial scheme aimed at reducing traffic congestion, improving safety and the outside environment and encouraging active travel, like walking and cycling, is due to launch at a school near Anlaby in February.  East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s sustainable transport team, in partnership with the school and supported by Humberside Police, is carrying out further […]

Second scheme designed to improve safety around schools set to start in Oldham

Oldham’s second School Street scheme is going live, according to the council. The borough’s first School Street was launched at St Anne’s Primary School, Royton. Since then, it has proved a success and has received the backing of staff, parents, pupils as well as the former Paralympic Gold medallist Dame Sarah Storey OBE, the Active […]

School Streets pilot to go ahead as Shropshire Council granted enforcement powers

An 18-month School Streets pilot at six Shropshire schools is set to begin in February next year, after the Government’s minister for roads and local transport signed the Order that will enable enforcement of the scheme. The Order gives Shropshire Council the power to enforce a range of ‘moving traffic’ offences from 22 July 2023 […]

Dame Sarah Storey backs school safety scheme in Oldham

Dame Sarah Storey OBE, the Active Travel Commissioner for Greater Manchester, has backed Oldham’s first School Street. Dame Sarah recently visited St Anne’s Primary School, Royton to see how the pilot scheme is making the roads around the school safer and healthier for pupils. Councillor Arooj Shah, Leader of Oldham Council and Chris Goodwin, Cabinet […]

School Streets to be made permanent in Westminster

Westminster City Council has taken the decision to make School Streets permanent following an 18-month trial. The council launched School Streets trials at a number of schools in Westminster in January 2022. The scheme aims to create safer spaces around schools during school drop-off and collection times, to encourage pupils to walk, cycle and scoot […]

Bury launches first School Street scheme

Bury’s first ‘School Street’ has opened to help keep pupils safe and encourage them to walk or cycle to school. A traffic-free environment now exists outside Guardian Angels Primary School during peak times in the morning and afternoon. The initiative is a partnership between the school, Bury Council, Living Streets and Transport for Greater Manchester. […]

London Mayor renews pledge to fight toxic air street by street

 The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has revealed that more than 260,000 children are breathing cleaner air as a result of the capital’s growing network of School Streets. Following the agreement of a funding deal for TfL to secure the transport network’s future, £69m per year will now go to boroughs to help them deliver […]

Six schools to take part in School Streets scheme trial

Shropshire Council’s Cabinet has today approved an 18-month ‘School Streets’ scheme trial – and agreed that ANPR (automatic number plate recognition) cameras be used to enforce restrictions. School Streets are streets outside of school gates that are pedestrianised (except for permit holders) during school drop off and pick up times. Under the new ‘moving traffic offences’ legislation Shropshire Council […]


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