Our objectives were:
- To reduce traffic congestion during peak times, especially around the morning rush hour
- To reduce the impact of short car trips used on the school run
- To encourage parents and pupils to walk, cycle, scoot or use public transport for some of these journeys
- For pupils to benefit from increased physical activity as part of their daily routine
Pupils at primary schools across Bath and North East Somerset are being encouraged to take part in a project to raise awareness of the causes and impact of air pollution and how to combat it.
Huge public consultation response supported no change to city's 20mph limit
Five schools hosted street parties as part of 'Walk to School Week' to highlight the issue of traffic congestion outside schools.
New Essential Evidence No 185: The effectiveness of a 20mph speed limit intervention on vehicle speeds in Bristol
The findings indicated that the sign-only 20mph intervention was successful in lowering vehicle speeds. Policy makers are encouraged to implement a careful monitoring of the effects of 20mph speed limit interventions on vehicle speeds in order to enable a meaningful evaluation of potential public health benefits.
A primary school in Keynsham has been recognised with a national award for its efforts to encourage pupils to walk and cycle to school and reduce the impact of traffic on the school run.