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.
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:
- 8:30am 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.