Making Invicta Road Safer For Children
As part of our work to encourage safe, active and sustainable travel to school, Greenwich Council is working in partnership with schools to create School Streets. A School Street is closed to motor vehicles at drop-off and pick-up times.
Coronavirus (Covid -19) emergency School Street closures
The need to maintain social distancing for the foreseeable future and the reduced capacity of public transport will have a profound influence on how we travel as lockdown restrictions are eased. Greenwich Council are planning to accommodate a significant increase in cycling and walking.
As well as working on major improvements to town centres and other key locations, the aim is to ensure pupils have space to walk, cycle and social distance safely as they return to school. To help us do this we are rapidly expanding our School Streets programme.
Benefits of School StreetsSchool Street is closed to motor vehicles at drop-off and pick-up times which makes the road safer and less polluted for children and parents walking, cycling and scooting to school.
This is an important part of cleaning up the Royal Borough's air, particularly where it affects children. Not using a car to take or collect children from school will:
- encourage more exercise, which will help reduce child obesity
- reduce congestion around schools at peak times
- reduce road traffic collisions
How School Streets works
School Streets become pedestrian and cycle-only zones during term time at:
- 8am to 9:30am
- 3pm to 4pm
During these times the road, or sections of the road, is closed to motor vehicles by collapsible bollards operated by the school.
School staff are available to allow access for emergency vehicles and blue badge holders. Residents who live on a School Street are encouraged to avoid coming and going during the closures but should contact the school for access in emergencies.
New School Streets are controlled by experimental Traffic Regulation Orders which allow us to trial the scheme, to see how well it works. This gives local residents, parents and pupils the chance to help us improve the way they work.