‘School Streets’ trial schemes get underway in Stockport

Seven schools in Stockport will take part in a ‘School Streets’ trial this summer. School Streets aim to make the streets around schools safer and healthier for pupils and parents and encourage more walking, cycling or scooting to school and supports the aims of school travel plans to encourage and promote active, healthy, safe, and […]

London Mayor says Schools Streets programme has been a success

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has hailed the success of his School Streets programme as he announced that across London there are now more than 500 School Streets in place. Thanks to School Streets and other measures, walking is now the main way 58 per cent of children aged 5-11 in London get to […]

Birmingham makes more progress with School Streets

Five more schools in Birmingham will benefit from School Streets next month.  The aim is to make it easier and safer for children to commute to school sustainably by protecting children from road accidents and pollution. Prior to making a Car-Free School Street permanent, The Active Wellbeing Society holds a day’s active travel closure on each […]

Westminster launches a series of Schools Streets trials

Westminster City Council in London has announced it is launching ‘School Streets’ trials at a number of schools in Westminster, aiming to create safer spaces around schools during school drop-off and collection times, to encourage pupils to walk, cycle and scooter on school journeys. It explains it’s a key part of its ActiveWestminster strategy which […]

School children in Portsmouth take part in Schools Streets trial

Pupils from Portsmouth primary schools taking part in a School Streets trial will have fun by earning rewards while enjoying safer, healthier routes to and from school, with help from a digital challenge led by the Pompey Monsters To make journeys to school exciting and rewarding, parents and carers whose children attend schools taking part […]

Oxfordshire County Council gets support for its school streets trials

Residents and parents in Oxfordshire have given positive feedback from the School Streets trials that have taken place across Oxfordshire since March 2021. The pilot scheme trialled closures of roads to traffic at drop-off and pick-up times during term-time to open the road to safe walking and cycling. School Streets aim to improve road safety to help […]

Doncaster Council submits plans for school streets and active travel projects

Doncaster Council has submitted plans which could result in schemes aimed to increase cycling and low-traffic neighbourhoods around schools. The council, in partnership with Sheffield City Region (SCR), has been allocated a funding opportunity of £1.38 million subject to submission and approval of an outline business case and a full business case. The Department for […]

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