Proposals for three more School Streets in Bristol
Three schools in Bristol are taking steps to improve safety, reduce congestion and improve air quality outside their gates by proposing to join the council’s School Streets programme.
St Bernadette Catholic Primary School in Whitchurch, Fair Furlong Primary School in Hartcliffe, and Ashley Down Primary School in Horfield are the next three schools looking to introduce School Streets.
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 for St Bernadette Catholic Primary School, Fair Furlong Primary School, and Ashley Down Primary School would mean that the roads outside the school gates will become walking, cycling, wheeling, and scooting-only zones at school start and finish times.
Vehicles would not be permitted to enter the zones 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.
To help inform the design of the new School Streets, parents, carers, and staff, as well as residents and businesses across the three areas, are being asked for their thoughts on local traffic and parking and for their opinions on the proposals.
To find out more about the proposed schemes and fill in a short survey, please visit Bristol School Streets. The deadline to complete the survey is 5pm on Friday 17 February.