Title: School Streets timed traffic restrictions: toolkit for professionals

Organisation: London Borough of Hackney
Date uploaded: 4th June 2019
Date published/launched: May 2019

This new guide has been produced to help councils across the country introduce School Streets – which ban motor traffic outside schools at opening and closing times.

School Streets, which have been running in Hackney since 2017, are designed to improve air quality and make it easier for children to walk and cycle to school.

There are five School Streets currently in operation in Hackney – and the council says since they were launched, the proportion of children cycling to participating schools has increased by more than 50%.

Meanwhile, traffic outside the schools has reduced by approximately two-thirds.

The free guide was launched on 16 May to help councils nationwide to launch their own schemes.

The guide uses the council’s experience in implementing School Streets to take other local authorities step-by-step through the process.

It contains information and sample documents that provide details about existing School Street schemes.

The guide outlines the six steps in the successful delivery of a School Streets scheme: set up, assess conditions, develop scheme, implement scheme, evaluate scheme, keep it going.

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