The council is restricting access to traffic outside some primary schools at opening and closing times. This will help reduce congestion and improve the local environment.
We are working in partnership with primary schools to launch School Streets, a pioneering scheme to transform roads outside schools, so that only pedestrians and cyclists can use them at school start and finish times.
Many schools experience traffic-related issues at the start and end of the school day. East Riding of Yorkshire Council have introduced School Streets to address these issues by restricting traffic in the streets outside some schools at drop-off and pick-up times.
The School Streets initiative aims to:
- cut down on traffic and parking pressures outside the school
- discourage car journeys to school and encourage more sustainable, active forms of travel
- make the streets outside the school a more pleasant environment at the start and end of the school day.
With School Streets we aim to create a more pleasant environment for everyone, while making sure residents, businesses, pedestrians and cyclists can still use the road.
Our School Streets scheme will also help children, families and school staff to socially-distance during the coronavirus crisis.