Three more primary schools in Brighton & Hove will soon be joining the city’s School Streets programme.
We will begin working with the communities at Fairlight Primary, St Pauls CE Primary and Saltdean Primary schools in the autumn to begin developing the schemes.
Moveable barriers will be installed on roads outside each, closing them to non-exempt motor vehicles during drop-off and pick-up times.
School Streets mean a safer journey for hundreds of children, parents and carers and provide better opportunities to walk, wheel, cycle or scoot.
The three will join 12 schools in the city who are already enjoying the benefits of a safer school run.
Earlier this year Aldington Primary was added while we are also launching schemes outside Balfour and Hangleton Primary Schools in September 2023.
Having your say
The three schemes will be installed under what’s known as an Experimental Traffic Regulation Order for a period of 18 months.
Residents and the school community will have the opportunity to comment on the restrictions for a period of six months.
We’ll also be carrying out a formal consultation on each scheme in the spring.
Councillor Trevor Muten, Chair of the Transport and Sustainability committee said: “It’s great to see more schools joining our School Streets programme.
“We want our children, parents and carers to enjoy a safe and enjoyable journey to and from the classroom. They encourage more people to walk, scoot and cycle, reducing emissions and improve the air quality outside our schools.
“It’s important each scheme is done with the views of local residents and the school community taken into account so I’d urge everyone to have their say during the respective public consultation process.”
School Streets schemes are designed to make getting children to and from school safely by restricting access to motor vehicles for around an hour at the start and end of the school day.
It makes the area around the school safer and allows more space for children and their families to make the journey by more active and sustainable modes of travel, like walking or cycling.
School Streets have the added benefit of reducing congestion, unsafe parking and improving air quality outside the school.
Residents can still access their homes and there are exemptions for people with Blue Badges and things like delivery drivers, carers and emergency services.