Dear Parents and Carers,
Further to previous information shared, I am writing to give notice of the road use restrictions that come into force from Monday 14th September 2020.
This information has been communicated from the: -
Sustainable Travel Officer
Highways and Transport
Kingston and Sutton Shared Environment Service
London Borough of Sutton
Sutton School Streets Trial: St Philomena's and St Mary's
We want to make the streets outside our schools safer and the air cleaner for our children. To help achieve this, we are trialling School Streets in a number of areas across the borough. A School Street is where the road outside a school is closed to motor vehicles during school drop-off and pick-up times.
Why are we doing this?
Many local people have really enjoyed the lower levels of traffic and improved air quality during the recent lockdown. We also know that children are among the most adversely affected by high air pollution levels. To help continue these benefits, and improve the health and wellbeing of children in the borough, we are trialling School Streets.
School Streets will help support our ambitious aims to tackle air pollution and encourage people to be more active. This scheme has been developed based on feedback from residents and the school and aims to address:
? Congestion and poor parking around the school
? Parked vehicles with their engines running, contributing to air pollution, and
? Road safety and lower traffic speeds
The School Street will help make the road safer and calmer for pupils at school start and finish times. Parents who drive to the school are requested to park further away.
What will this mean?
Monday 14 September 2020 we will be trialling a ‘School Street’ scheme for six months on Shorts Road from the junction with Colston Avenue roundabout and the junction with Alma Road.
This section of Shorts Road will be closed to motor vehicles during school drop-off and pick-up times, between 8:15-9:15am and 2:15-3:30pm Monday to Friday, only during school term times.
Mrs Hulme, MA NPQH