Car free school streets

Since September 2019, roads outside of 20 schools in Birmingham have been closed to motor traffic at the start and end of the school day. This is part of a scheme to reduce congestion and improve air quality at the school gates as well as making it easier and safer to walk or cycle to school.

This scheme aims to:

  • cut down on traffic and parking pressures outside schools
  • discourage car journeys to school and encourage walking and cycling
  • make the streets outside schools safer at the start and end of the day
  • improve air quality and create a more pleasant environment for everyone

See how schools were selected and details on what type of locations are most appropriate for this part-time closure of streets to traffic.

All schools in Birmingham are able to benefit through the existing Modeshift STARS scheme, which offers support and rewards to schools for taking steps to promote safer, greener and healthier travel.

To support evidence-based decisions, an auditing process has recently been undertaken to assess suitability and prioritise locations for the future delivery of CFSS in Birmingham.

Read the CFSS Audit Report September 2023

Page last updated: 3 October 2023

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