Moorlands Junior School Streets Questionnaire

Closed 19 Dec 2023

Opened 6 Dec 2023


This questionnaire enables you to give feedback on a proposed school street.

What is a School Street?

The purpose of a school street is to create a safer and healthier environment outside the school gates by reducing road danger, tackling congestion and improving air quality.

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

Access would still be maintained for residents, businesses, valid blue badge holders, pedestrians, and cyclists whose property is within the closure zone. 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 danger from moving vehicles
  • Reduce congestion and pollution from vehicles waiting with their engines running
  • Reduce anti – social behaviour from inconsiderate parking and dangerous manoeuvres
  • Create a safer environment to walk, wheel and cycle to school and help promote active travel
  • Make it easier for families to choose walking and cycling to school to improve health and wellbeing

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 8.15-9am and 3-3.45pm on school days the road would become a temporary pedestrian and cycling zone.

Residents and businesses whose property is within the closure zone and holders of a valid blue badge 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.

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 your school because of the historical and ongoing road safety problems that occur around the school gates.


Why your views matter

Due to the high number of consultation forms expected, it may not be possible to provide an individual response, however we will consider your comments to help us reach a decision on the proposals.

What happens next

What happens next?

We will be holding drop-in sessions to discuss the proposals

Thursday 7th December 2023 at Moorlands Junior School, 3.45 – 4.45pm

Tuesday 12th December 2023 at Moorlands Junior School, 6-7pm

We will also be holding a series of one day trial events on

Wednesday 6th December 2023

Tuesday 12th December 2023

Any feedback will be collated and will help us reach a decision on whether we proceed with the proposals.

Should the Council agree to proceed with these proposals, all affected properties will receive a letter to inform them of the start date