School run streets shut in safety trial
The Herald|November 11, 2021
ROADS outside six Plymouth primary schools will be closing to traffic during pick-up and drop-off times in a series of one-day trials to improve safety and encourage active travel.
ELLIOT BALL

The ‘Safer School Streets’ trial, being run by Plymouth City Council in partnership with Sustrans, will take place between November 17-24 to coincide with a national Road Safety Week campaign.

Safer School Streets are being adopted by a growing number of local authorities and schools across the UK to help tackle problem parking, improve road safety and encourage more people to think differently about how they travel to school. Roads are closed to school run and through traffic during drop-off and pick-up times to make it safer and easier for families to walk, cycle or scoot to school, as well as creating a healthier street environment with cleaner air.

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