Urmston School Street

Closed 5 May 2023

Opened 29 Mar 2023


What is a School Street?

The purpose of a school street is to tackle the congestion at the school gates and improve the air quality for travel to school.

When the school street is operational at the start and end of the school day, the road becomes a temporary walking and cycling zone.

Access would still be maintained for residents, businesses, pedestrians, and cyclists and valid blue badge holders. Emergency vehicles would also always have access.


By temporarily closing the road to motor vehicles at the start and end of the school day we aim to help

  • Reduce congestion and pollution from vehicles waiting with their engines running 
  • Reduce  anti-social behavior from inconsiderate parking and dangerous manoeveres 
  • Increase walking and cycling journeys 
  • Reduce danger from moving vehicles 
  • Create a safer environment to walk, wheel and cycle to school and help promote active travel

What is the proposal for the School Street?

The proposal is shown on the enclosed plan and is summarised as follows:

Between the hours of 8.15-9.15am and 3-3.45pm on school days the road would become a temporary pedestrian and cycling zone.

Residents and businesses and valid blue badge holders would still be able to maintain access.

All vehicles that are already in the zone during operational hours will be able to exit the zone.

Signage will be erected at Newton Road  informing drivers of the restrictions

Why are we considering a School Street?

The One Trafford Partnership is committed to making sure that Trafford’s roads are safer for everyone living, working and visiting the Borough and by creating improved cycling and walking infrastructure that we can encourage more journeys by cycling and walking.

We have chosen this school because of the historical and ongoing road safety problems that occur around the school gates.

Why your views matter

Whatever your views about school streets, as a parent, resident, business, or driver, we would like to hear your views. Your views are important to us and will help the Council make a decision

What happens next

Any feedback will be collated and help us reach a decision on whether we proceed with the proposals. Should the Council agree to proceed with the proposals, all affected properties affected by the closure will receive a letter and the Council webpage will be updated