Car free school streets

As part of our work to encourage safer, greener and healthier travel to school in Birmingham, we're introducing Car Free School Streets to transform roads outside schools, where they are closed to traffic at the start and end of the school day.

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

From September 2019 we’ll be piloting the scheme with six schools, with plans to roll this out to more schools across the city in the future.

The schools involved are:

  • Alston Primary (Heartlands)
  • Chilcote Primary (Hall Green South)
  • Cofton Primary (Longbridge & West Heath)
  • Featherstone Primary (Stockland Green)
  • Nelson Primary (Ladywood),
  • St Francis CE Primary (Bournville & Cotteridge)

We will monitor and assess the impact of Car Free School Streets before deciding whether this should be made permanent, as well as identifying opportunities to expand the scheme to other suitable locations from January 2020.

Please 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.

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