School Street

To help keep our children safe on the way to and from school we have joined the School Streets Scheme.  From Monday 12th October there will be no car access to Mantua Street and Kambala Road at drop off and pick up times. More information on how to keep your children safe and active on the way to school can be found here.

 

A note from our partners about the School Streets Scheme

 “About School Streets Scheme

A School Street is where one or more roads surrounding a school temporarily close during school opening and closing times to become a pedestrian and cycle only zone. Residents within the School Street retain access and it is anticipated the roads will see a reduction in motor traffic.

Signs will inform drivers of the restrictions before the entrance to the School Street. Some closures will have advance warning signs installed.

Why do we want to create School Streets?

Wandsworth Council has been working with schools in the borough to promote active travel for a number of years, however many schools and parents are still concerned by road safety and air pollution around schools. It’s anticipated School Streets will reduce the level of congestion around schools, benefiting children travelling to school as well as local residents.

By temporarily closing roads outside the school, we hope to create a safer, more pleasant environment in the area. The schemes are being proposed under an experimental traffic order to be able to monitor any impacts before considering making the schemes permanent.

Displaced Traffic

There may be some displaced traffic, so each scheme is being trialled over a minimum of 12 months to fully understand its impact. This also allows the opportunity for people to adapt and change their travel behaviour.

For more information, contact christopher.davy@sustrans.org.uk

 

 

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