More schools join Wandsworth’s School Streets network

  • May 10, 2023
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More schools join Wandsworth’s School Streets network

Since St. Boniface and Tooting primary schools joined the borough’s network of School Streets, kids and their parents are enjoying safer and healthier commutes. During the beginning and end of the school day, the scheme prohibits vehicles from using specific streets in close proximity to schools.

With a commitment from the council, 50% of the primary schools in the borough will get join the scheme, which are already present in 21 local primary schools in Wandsworth.

This scheme will “help to create a much safer and healthier environment for children and parents on their journey to and from school,” Clare Fraser, Wandsworth’s cabinet member for transport said. “Taking robust action to reduce road danger and improving air quality will ensure parents and children are more likely to walk or cycle to school. These are key priorities for the council.”

The St. Boniface scheme prohibits driving along Undine Street on weekdays during term time between the hours of 8.15 and 9.15 and 2.45 and 3.45. Also, the Franciscan Road between Dewey Street and Totterdown Street will follow similar rules as part of the Tooting Primary School scheme. Local residents who actually reside in the School Street zone and drivers with disabilities who require access are exempt from these regulations.

For more information, visit the council’s website, wandsworth.gov.uk, which includes a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section, for more details about School Streets in Wandsworth.

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