Tyntesfield School Street Consultation

Closes 28 Feb 2024

Opened 6 Feb 2024

Overview

What is a School Street?

The purpose of a School Street is to create a safer, healthier and more pleasant environment outside the school gates by reducing danger to children from vehicles, improving air quality and encouraging active travel to school.

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

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

Aims

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

  • Create a safer environment outside the school gates for children, families and residents
  • Improve the air quality in and around the school by reducing pollution from traffic and vehicles waiting with their engines running
  • Improve health and wellbeing by making it easier for families to walk, wheel and cycle to school
  • Reduce anti-social behaviour from inconsiderate parking and dangerous manoeuvres

What is the proposal for the School Street?

The proposal is to trial a School Street on Alma Road and is summarised as follows:

Between the hours of 8.15-9am and 3-3.45pm on school days Alma Road would become a temporary pedestrian and cycling zone.

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

Why are we considering a School Street?

Tyntesfield Primary School is being considered for a School Street because of the ongoing risks to children’s safety that have resulted in several collisions occurring on the road outside the school. School streets are widespread in London and other UK cities, where they have been shown to increase walking and cycling and reduce traffic, and are being trialled across Greater Manchester.

Why your views matter

Have your say

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?

We will be holding two one-day trial events on

Tuesday 6th February

Tuesday 27th February

We will also be holding drop-in sessions to discuss the proposals and listen to feedback:

Wednesday 7th February at Tyntesfield Primary School, 3.30-4.30pm

Tuesday 20th February, online Zoom consultation session, 8-8.30pm
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/72252899504?pwd=Eea7xHltdBVIG9rMWAxxaFBzc0blMt.1
Meeting ID: 722 5289 9504
Passcode: w2mBjq

Thursday 22nd February at Tyntesfield Primary School, 6-7pm

 

Give us your views