SAFER, SMARTER SCHOOL STREETS

04/07/2019

Mayor Marvin Rees’ new School Streets initiative, which was announced at his Clean Air Day event last month, is now set to launch pilot programs at schools throughout Bristol.

The city council’s plan would close roads outside Bristol schools during peak drop-off and pick-up hours in order to improve air quality, increase children and young people’s physical activity, and encourage healthy development. Certain schools in the community have implemented similar schemes already and seen positive results.

Councillor Helen Godwin, Cabinet Member for Women, Children, and Young People, and Councillor Kye Dudd, Cabinet Member for Transport and Energy, both strongly support this new initiative. While they recognize Bristol is a large city with many children and complex routes, they point to existing council initiatives that can make this new scheme very feasible.

To learn more about the work the council is doing with the School Streets program, read the full Bristol Post article here: https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/roads-close-outside-bristol-schools-3047179

To express interest in participating in the pilot program, contact the Councillors at cllr.helen.godwin@bristol.gov.uk or cllr.kye.dudd@bristol.gov.uk.

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