School Streets

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School Streets

Overview

The Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in unprecedented changes to travel patterns in London and the rest of the country. As children and young people return to early years, school and further education settings, government guidance remains in place on social distancing. Advice on school travel is that parents/carers, children and young people should be encouraged to walk or cycle where possible, only drive if essential and avoid public transport.

To rapidly increase social distancing at schools when they’re open, we are planning to introduce a trial of School Streets at 12 schools across the borough. These are timed street closures outside the school gates at drop-off and pick-up time, restricting access to motor vehicles. These School Streets will create a safer, more pleasant environment where children, parents and teachers can travel to school by foot, cycle or other ways of active travel without the air pollution caused by motor traffic.


Which schools are taking part?

Enfield Council is working in partnership with Transport for London and the following 12 primary schools to implement School Streets over the summer holidays, ready to commence on the 7th September 2020:

  • Bush Hill Park Primary School
  • Chase Side Primary School
  • De Bohun Primary School
  • George Spicer Primary School
  • Hazelbury Primary School
  • Keys Meadow Primary School
  • Kingfisher Hall Primary Academy
  • Lavender Primary School
  • Meridian Angel Primary School
  • Raynham Primary School
  • St. Paul's CofE Primary School
  • Worcesters Primary School

The closure points for each School Street can be found in the folders in the document library. These School Streets will be in operation from 8.15-9.15am and 2.45-3.45pm Monday to Friday during term time only, commencing on September 7th. During the closure times, the streets will be open to people walking, cycling, and anyone in a vehicle with an exemption.

Volunteers from the schools will be managing the street closures by operating the barriers and opening them for any exempt vehicles. There is a graphic representation in the document library of how these street closure points will look during the School Street operating times.


Share your comments once the trial has been implemented

These School Streets are being implemented as a trial. Once they are in operation, you will have an opportunity to provide feedback via an online survey below. Please click on the 'subscribe' button on the top right of this page and enter your email address to be notified of any updates.

If you would like a copy of the information in a language other than English, please email healthystreets@enfield.gov.uk.


Overview

The Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in unprecedented changes to travel patterns in London and the rest of the country. As children and young people return to early years, school and further education settings, government guidance remains in place on social distancing. Advice on school travel is that parents/carers, children and young people should be encouraged to walk or cycle where possible, only drive if essential and avoid public transport.

To rapidly increase social distancing at schools when they’re open, we are planning to introduce a trial of School Streets at 12 schools across the borough. These are timed street closures outside the school gates at drop-off and pick-up time, restricting access to motor vehicles. These School Streets will create a safer, more pleasant environment where children, parents and teachers can travel to school by foot, cycle or other ways of active travel without the air pollution caused by motor traffic.


Which schools are taking part?

Enfield Council is working in partnership with Transport for London and the following 12 primary schools to implement School Streets over the summer holidays, ready to commence on the 7th September 2020:

  • Bush Hill Park Primary School
  • Chase Side Primary School
  • De Bohun Primary School
  • George Spicer Primary School
  • Hazelbury Primary School
  • Keys Meadow Primary School
  • Kingfisher Hall Primary Academy
  • Lavender Primary School
  • Meridian Angel Primary School
  • Raynham Primary School
  • St. Paul's CofE Primary School
  • Worcesters Primary School

The closure points for each School Street can be found in the folders in the document library. These School Streets will be in operation from 8.15-9.15am and 2.45-3.45pm Monday to Friday during term time only, commencing on September 7th. During the closure times, the streets will be open to people walking, cycling, and anyone in a vehicle with an exemption.

Volunteers from the schools will be managing the street closures by operating the barriers and opening them for any exempt vehicles. There is a graphic representation in the document library of how these street closure points will look during the School Street operating times.


Share your comments once the trial has been implemented

These School Streets are being implemented as a trial. Once they are in operation, you will have an opportunity to provide feedback via an online survey below. Please click on the 'subscribe' button on the top right of this page and enter your email address to be notified of any updates.

If you would like a copy of the information in a language other than English, please email healthystreets@enfield.gov.uk.


  • Thanks for all your feedback!

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    Many thanks for sharing you views and feedback regarding the school street scheme. All of your comments and thoughts have proven extremely valuable. Our intention when making any proposals is to gain the support and feedback of the local community.

    When proposing any scheme the Council considers the benefits and disbenefits associated with any proposal. After due care and consideration a decision has been to make the school streets schemes permanent. The reports can be viewed via the links below.

    We will communicate this decision via letters to the local area, via parents letter distributed by the schools and via email to all that corresponded with the council.

    Next steps:

    Over the coming months we will continue to work with schools to refine the operation of all schemes locally. This will include migrating all schemes from a marshalled gate operated process to camera enforced timed pedestrian and cycling zones.

    We will continue to update our engagement page with details of this progress here: https://letstalk.enfield.gov.uk/schoolstreets

    For further information on permitting please visit the parking pages here: https://new.enfield.gov.uk/services/parking/

  • School Streets Review

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    Twelve School Streets were implemented in September 2020 with the aim of;

    • creating a safer and cleaner entrance to the school
    • targeting traffic and road danger reduction near the school gates, to protect our vulnerable children
    • contributing to a reduction in air and noise pollution
    • encouraging the uptake of active modes of travel such as scooting, walking and cycling.

    A statutory consultation was open on the School Streets project page from October 2020 through to 6th June 2021 which received over 850 responses. This data has now been evaluated and a recommendation put forward to make all 12 locations permanent. We are awaiting the outcome of this decision.

    This will include the addition of some camera enforcement that will enable schools to reduce the level of marshals, if they wish. As part of making the schemes permanent, planters will be refreshed and the Council will take on maintenance responsibility. Rubberised kerbs will also be installed around the planters to ensure they are positioned correctly.

    A decision on this recommendation is expected by the end of September. We will write to the wider community to details our findings and the outcome of this decision in due course.



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