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School Streets

School Streets

Making the school run healthier and happier

We are delivering School Streets in west Cheshire as part of our plans to improve road safety, encourage walking, cycling, and scooting to and from school and improve the air quality and environment outside schools.

We are committed to making the borough's streets safer for everyone living, working, and visiting west Cheshire. An area of priority are the streets outside our schools - we want to make the journey to school safer and healthier for children and their families and help to make it a pleasant environment for everyone living and working there.

One of the ways we are doing this is through the introduction of School Streets, whereby the street or streets immediately outside the school entrance are closed to non-essential motorised vehicles at school opening and closing times.

Only people walking, cycling, and scooting are permitted access to the School Street zone while the restriction is in place, with exemptions given to emergency vehicles and Blue Badge holders. Permits will be given to residents living and businesses working within the zone.

Aims of the School Street scheme

The aim of a School Street is to make it easier and safer for children and their parents or carers to walk, cycle or scoot to school.

Reducing the use of private car journeys to and from school should lead to:

  • Less road danger from traffic
  • Less anti-social behaviour from inconsiderate parking and dangerous driving
  • More children walking, cycling, and scooting to school
  • Reduced congestion and local pollution from idling vehicles

School Streets are now being rolled out by local authorities across the country. In April 2023 we will launch our own pilot scheme and then we plan to extend the scheme in future based on feedback from these initial pilots.

Contact the School Streets team

If you would like to contact us about the current Schools Streets at Our Lady's Star of the Sea Primary School and Woodlands Primary School, please use our form:

Submit a school street enquiry or feedback

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