What is a School Street
A School Street is a timed road closure which takes place at the beginning and the end of the school day and is designed to improve safety for the children and parents using the school. The School Street will be temporarily closed by using moveable barriers operated by trained stewards wearing high-visibility vests. This is achievable through a Temporary Traffic Regulation Order (TTRO) and will last for a maximum of an hour at the beginning of the day. In practice, many schools find they do not need to use the full hour they have been allocated.
What is the purpose of a School Street
- To create a safer and more pleasant environment for families arriving at school, while also tackling congestion and reducing risk from motorised vehicles
- To encourage active travel to and from school
- To improve air quality in the immediate area outside of the school
- To encourage a long-lasting mode shift away from the car
When are the restrictions in force
Restricted vehicle access will be in place between set times around drop-off and pick-up on weekdays during school term time. A School Street does not operate during school holidays, inset days or at weekends.