Safer Routes to School

Information about the Safer Routes to School initiative.

What is the Safer Routes to School initiative?

The Safer Routes to School Scheme, a joint initiative involving the council, school staff, pupils, parents and local residents, has been running in the city since 2004. It aims to reduce the dependency on the car for the school journey, by improving the area around the school and making routes to school safer for children and their parents/carers to walk or cycle.

Where is it taking place?

In 2018/19 the scheme will focus on Hangleton. West Blatchington Primary moves to new and bigger premises on the same site at easter 2019. In September 2019, the King’s School will move from its present temporary premises in High Street, Portslade to part of the West Blatchington Primary site in Hangleton Way (the plans to move the school to its new site were approved by the council’s planning committee in September 2017).

What is happening?

As part of the Safer Routes to School – Hangleton project, Brighton & Hove City Council’s Transport Department are undertaking works to improve walking and cycling facilities in the Hangleton & Knoll Ward. The improvements include new dropped kerbs and tactile paving in various locations, extending pavements, new corner buildouts, speed cushions, new cycle parking stands, a new raised pedestrian crossing and accessible bus stop improvements. These works are due to be implemented from April to September 2019. Residents and local businesses that will be directly affected by the works will receive notice of works in due course.

Contact us

For further information contact the transport projects team on