Rationale, monitoring and feedback
It is generally the area nearest to the school gates that sees the most problems with parking. It is hoped that this scheme will disperse cars over a wider area than at present and to more suitable locations. Also, by making it safer for people to walk, scoot or cycle to school there should be less people feeling that they have to drive for this journey.
What else is being done
The schools chosen to take part in this scheme have already carried out other things to improve the environment around the school gate. They are all part of the Warwickshire County Council Safe and Active Travel Programme and have in place or are developing a School Travel Plan. This includes education, training and promotional activities to encourage safer, greener and healthier travel to school and this will continue in support of the School Streets pilot.
Monitoring the scheme
Surveys will be carried out with pupils, parents and local residents at the start of the pilot and later on to follow-up and get feedback on any changes resulting from the scheme. There will be a number of other monitoring processes to capture air quality and traffic data.
The road should be visibly calmer, safer and cleaner during the times this is in place. We will collect data and capture feedback to identify if this has been achieved during the trial period. School Streets projects in other parts of the country have shown that schools and local residents are generally in favour of this continuing as they have seen a reduction in parking problems and more children walking or cycling to school.
Giving your views
The first six months of the project will serve as a formal consultation period where you can make any written comments or objections. Please send these to email@example.com. There will also be a formal public consultation before this scheme is made permanent.