What are School Streets?June 12, 2020 0 COMMENTS
Access to the road where a school is located, is only opened up to people walking and cycling, during school drop off and pick-up times. Residents, blue badge holders and emergency vehicles still have access. Operational only term times.
This is to protect children and their families from pollution, road danger, and support them in their choice to actively travel to school. Physical distancing means that parents will have to spread out on pavement outside the school so they need the space for doing so safely.
Brent already has two schools piloting these schemes, using ANPR cameras, however the current emergency may mean that a temporary barrier is used for now.
School streets are effective in decreasing level of traffic at the school but also in surrounding streets. They also lead to an increase of active travel, making the schoolrun much more enjoyable for everyone.
Find out more on Transport for London Streetspace guidance.
Sylvia is the current Brent Cycling Campaign Coordinator. She is a Cricklewood resident and a cargobike mum of two.