Community-led School Street trial to begin in Chorlton

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A week-long trial will see School Streets introduced at three primary schools in Chorlton, Manchester. 

A School Street is where the road outside of a school is closed to through traffic during drop off and pick up time.

From today until June 17, three School Streets will be trialled at Barlow Hall Primary, Oswald Road and Brookburn Primary Schools


Community-led School Street trial to begin in Chorlton

A week-long trial will see School Streets introduced at three primary schools in Chorlton, Manchester. 

A School Street is where the road outside of a school is closed to through traffic during drop off and pick up time.

From today until June 17, three School Streets will be trialled at Barlow Hall Primary, Oswald Road and Brookburn Primary Schools

It is hoped that this will enable and encourage hundreds of pupils to walk or cycle to school more easily.

The trials have been led by a network of local parents and teachers, facilitated by the Our Streets Chorlton project and supported by Manchester City Council.

It is hoped these trial measures might become regular and even permanent, especially given Greater Manchester Combined Authority recently announced £500,000 to support 50 School Streets across the region.

The trials have been led by a network of local parents and teachers, facilitated by the Our Streets Chorlton project and supported by Manchester City Council.

Layla Seibert, one of the networks School Champions from Our Streets Chorlton said: ‘The coming together of parents, residents, Parent Teacher Associations and school staff from a number of schools has been instrumental in building the momentum to take real steps to improve air quality and reduce car use across our community.

‘The benefits are so clear and the need is so great – we really hope that Manchester City Council can further enable permanent School Streets here and across the city.’

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