School Streets

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School Streets

School Streets create safer environments around schools for children and the community. A ‘School Street’ is an area transformed into a pedestrian and cycling zone outside of a school. They operate from Monday to Friday during the school term only at set times for drop-off (morning) and pick-up (afternoon). Roads remain open to people walking, scooting and cycling and those who are exempt from the closure.

School Streets are either operated manually by volunteers who place a physical gate or barrier across the road at the closure times alongside designated closure points, or by an Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) camera system. Sometimes other mitigations such as one-way streets are also used to support the scheme.

A recent Transport for London study found that School Streets reduced nitrogen dioxide at drop off time by up to 23%, and 18% of parents reported driving to school less when their child attended a school where there was a School Street.

More information including the locations of current School Streets can be found in the Document Library to the right of this page.

We are currently working hard to deliver more School Streets and you may have seen works or been contacted about one in your local area. Find out more about our upcoming School Streets in the FAQs.

We continue to reach out to schools so that we can continue to expand the initiative and make it safer for young people, parents and school staff to travel to school actively by walking, cycling, scooting, or otherwise! Enfield Council are committed to extending the reach of School Streets as far as possible as part of our Journeys and Places programme. In order for schools to be considered for a School Street in the future, we require them to complete an Expression of Interest form. The form can be found below.

School Streets create safer environments around schools for children and the community. A ‘School Street’ is an area transformed into a pedestrian and cycling zone outside of a school. They operate from Monday to Friday during the school term only at set times for drop-off (morning) and pick-up (afternoon). Roads remain open to people walking, scooting and cycling and those who are exempt from the closure.

School Streets are either operated manually by volunteers who place a physical gate or barrier across the road at the closure times alongside designated closure points, or by an Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) camera system. Sometimes other mitigations such as one-way streets are also used to support the scheme.

A recent Transport for London study found that School Streets reduced nitrogen dioxide at drop off time by up to 23%, and 18% of parents reported driving to school less when their child attended a school where there was a School Street.

More information including the locations of current School Streets can be found in the Document Library to the right of this page.

We are currently working hard to deliver more School Streets and you may have seen works or been contacted about one in your local area. Find out more about our upcoming School Streets in the FAQs.

We continue to reach out to schools so that we can continue to expand the initiative and make it safer for young people, parents and school staff to travel to school actively by walking, cycling, scooting, or otherwise! Enfield Council are committed to extending the reach of School Streets as far as possible as part of our Journeys and Places programme. In order for schools to be considered for a School Street in the future, we require them to complete an Expression of Interest form. The form can be found below.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    We have finalised our agreement with TfL for the School Street for Bowes Primary, on Highworth Road. We thank all residents for their patience and recognise that the project is taking longer than initially expected. 

    We invite residents and anyone interested to provide an objection or representation to the draft traffic order through the statutory consultation. The statutory consultation is open until midnight on Sunday 17 March 2024. Any objection or representation must be made in writing, quoting the reference TG52/1542 and must state the grounds on which it is made. Objections or representations can be made in any of the following ways:

    Before completing this consultation survey please make sure you read the information provided on the project page in the folders and the draft traffic order here which includes the map of proposed School Street.

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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Before completing this consultation form please make sure you read the information provided on the project page  in the folders and the draft traffic orders here which include the map of proposed School Streets.

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    Before completing this consultation form, please make sure you read the information provided on the project pages at https://letstalk.enfield.gov.uk/maidstoneroad and https://letstalk.enfield.gov.uk/schoolstreets and the draft traffic order which include the map of proposed changes.

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    Before completing this consultation form please make sure you read the information provided on the project page and the draft traffic orders here which include the map of proposed Delta Primary School Street.

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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Before completing this consultation form please make sure you read the information provided on the project page and the draft traffic orders here which include the map of proposed changes to the George Spicer School Street.

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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Before completing this consultation form please make sure you read the information provided on the project page and the draft traffic orders here which include the maps of the proposed School Street zones.

    We also suggest you first read the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) that can also be found on the project page.

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Page last updated: 18 Apr 2024, 09:41 AM