In 2020 Lambeth introduced a number of new School Street schemes. These schemes are now moving to an Experimental Traffic Order and we want your views on this. The consultation runs from 14 June to 14 December.
Lambeth Council is looking to make the journey to school safer for pupils by introducing School Streets.
School Streets restrict vehicle access to the school gates during pick up and drop off times. This aims to help reduce road danger, tackle congestion and improve air quality; creating safer and more pleasant environments outside of schools in the borough.
A guiding principle in the Lambeth Transport Strategy is the “focus on people rather than traffic to enable people to travel safely and live healthier, more enjoyable lives”. The implementation of “school road closures” is recommended as a means of enabling “walking and cycling to school, particularly where car use is high, to reduce motor traffic, tackle health issues and improve air quality.”
Vehicles registered to a residential or business address within the School Street closure zone, and Blue Badge holders who require access, are eligible for exemption. There will be no restrictions to emergency service vehicles.
Schemes are now being implemented on an experimental traffic order.