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.

Page last updated: 13 Jun 2024, 03:00 PM