Ashton Gate Primary School in Southville is looking to improve safety, reduce congestion, and improve air quality outside its gates by taking steps to join the council’s School Streets programme.
This is the initiative that turns streets outside schools into priority zones for people to walk and cycle and restricts car use at the start and end of the school day.
School Streets aim to reduce congestion and improve air quality at the school gates as well as make it easier and safer to walk or cycle to school.
The proposals would see the road outside the school gate become a walking, cycling, wheeling, and scooting-only zone at school start and finish times.
Vehicles would not be permitted to enter the zone for around 45 minutes in the morning and one-hour in the afternoon. The restrictions would not apply to emergency vehicles and Blue Badge holders, and residents within the closure zone would be able to gain access with a resident access permit.
Parents, carers, and staff, as well as residents and businesses near the school are being asked for their opinions on the proposals as part of a short survey.
To find out more about the proposed scheme and to fill in the survey, please visit Bristol School Streets by Sunday 23 July.