Three experimental schemes designed to give families greater confidence to leave their cars at home and choose active and sustainable travel options for school runs, have commenced.
The three School Street trial schemes implemented at Arundel Church of England Primary School in West Sussex, Swiss Gardens Primary School n Shoreham-by-Sea and Thomas A Becket Junior School in Worthing, prohibit motor vehicles entering the road directly at the school gates at drop-off and pick-up times, with exceptions for residents’ vehicles, businesses and essential access.
Andrew Simpson, headteacher at Arundel Church of England Primary School, said: “The School Street trial scheme offers a range of benefits for schools, the local community and driving behaviour.
“By prioritising safety, community well-being, and sustainable transportation, the scheme showcases a holistic approach to improving the living environment and promoting positive societal change.”
The trial started on Monday 04 September and will run for a minimum of six months, with constant monitoring using sensors. There has already been extensive internal and external consultation and an open public engagement survey will be available for the entire trial period, closing on 31 May 2024.
Innovations and achievements in active travel and congestion reduction will be highlighted and celebrated at the second annual CiTTi Awards on 21 November 2023 at the De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms in London. Visit www.cittiawards.co.uk to learn more about this unmissable event for the UK’s transportation sector – and to book your table today!