School Streets – Working together to make our streets safer

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Background

The Covid-19 pandemic has changed how people in Barnet live, travel and work. Since the start of the pandemic many of us have been spending more time closer to home, making our neighborhoods more important than ever. We want our streets to be safe spaces for you to walk and cycle, for children to get to and from school safely and healthily, for businesses to be able to prosper, and for you to be breathing cleaner air.

Priority areas for making our streets safer and cleaner

A priority area for making our streets safer and cleaner are the roads around our schools. As part of this priority last summer, and to assist with the reopening of our schools after the first COVID-19 lockdown, we implemented five experimental School Street schemes, with the undertaking that the experimental schemes would be reviewed and consulted on after a six-month period.

Aim of the School Street schemes

The aim of the schemes are to create a safer environment for pupils to walk and cycle to school and to deal with the high traffic volumes around schools at certain times of the day. The schemes also help to prevent potential conflicts between vehicles and pedestrians, crowding from pupils and parents outside school gates, as well as preventing the potential of young children being forced onto the roads with traffic.

Since the initial five experimental School Street schemes were implemented we have now identified a further five schools to be part of our School Streets schemes. You can view the locations of all ten School Streets schemes on our borough map.

In some of the School Street schemes vehicles, such as through traffic, will be prevented to drive through these areas during particular hours, however residents and businesses with properties within these School Streets areas will still retain access to their properties at all times.

Further information on how a School Street scheme operates can be found in our FAQ document.

Who are we consulting with

In line with the new Department for Transport guidance we are now consulting on all ten proposed School Street schemes. We want to give residents, as well as people who visit or work in the borough, an opportunity to have their say on our proposals. We are particularly keen to hear the views of local residents, businesses, schools, and parents or carers of pupils attending the schools, and who have properties within the surrounding areas of the School Streets proposals.

How to have your say

Each School Streets scheme proposal varies in design and we have provided further details on how each scheme will operate within the school emblem links below. To give your views on a particular scheme, please click on its school emblem to read more information on its respective School Street scheme, before completing the online questionnaire included on that particular page. You can have your say on more than one scheme.

Alternative formats of the consultation:

  • if you are unable to complete the questionnaires online and would like to request a paper copy or another format of the questionnaires, please email traffic.consultations@barnet.gov.uk or telephone the Traffic and Development Section on 020 8359 3555.
  • any paper copies should be sent to the Traffic and Development Section, London Borough of Barnet, 6th Floor, Highways, 2 Bristol Avenue, Colindale, London, NW9 4EW, quoting reference number BC/001950-61.

Properties within the affected areas have also been sent a letter inviting them to take part in the consultation. If you live in the area and have not received a letter please email or telephone us using the above contact details.





What happens after the consultation closes

The consultation findings for each scheme will be considered by the council before deciding on whether to make the schemes permanent. Once a decision has been made we will write to local residents, business and schools in the affected areas to advise of them of the final decision. The results of the consultation and how we are acting on the results will also be provided on this page too.

Background

The Covid-19 pandemic has changed how people in Barnet live, travel and work. Since the start of the pandemic many of us have been spending more time closer to home, making our neighborhoods more important than ever. We want our streets to be safe spaces for you to walk and cycle, for children to get to and from school safely and healthily, for businesses to be able to prosper, and for you to be breathing cleaner air.

Priority areas for making our streets safer and cleaner

A priority area for making our streets safer and cleaner are the roads around our schools. As part of this priority last summer, and to assist with the reopening of our schools after the first COVID-19 lockdown, we implemented five experimental School Street schemes, with the undertaking that the experimental schemes would be reviewed and consulted on after a six-month period.

Aim of the School Street schemes

The aim of the schemes are to create a safer environment for pupils to walk and cycle to school and to deal with the high traffic volumes around schools at certain times of the day. The schemes also help to prevent potential conflicts between vehicles and pedestrians, crowding from pupils and parents outside school gates, as well as preventing the potential of young children being forced onto the roads with traffic.

Since the initial five experimental School Street schemes were implemented we have now identified a further five schools to be part of our School Streets schemes. You can view the locations of all ten School Streets schemes on our borough map.

In some of the School Street schemes vehicles, such as through traffic, will be prevented to drive through these areas during particular hours, however residents and businesses with properties within these School Streets areas will still retain access to their properties at all times.

Further information on how a School Street scheme operates can be found in our FAQ document.

Who are we consulting with

In line with the new Department for Transport guidance we are now consulting on all ten proposed School Street schemes. We want to give residents, as well as people who visit or work in the borough, an opportunity to have their say on our proposals. We are particularly keen to hear the views of local residents, businesses, schools, and parents or carers of pupils attending the schools, and who have properties within the surrounding areas of the School Streets proposals.

How to have your say

Each School Streets scheme proposal varies in design and we have provided further details on how each scheme will operate within the school emblem links below. To give your views on a particular scheme, please click on its school emblem to read more information on its respective School Street scheme, before completing the online questionnaire included on that particular page. You can have your say on more than one scheme.

Alternative formats of the consultation:

  • if you are unable to complete the questionnaires online and would like to request a paper copy or another format of the questionnaires, please email traffic.consultations@barnet.gov.uk or telephone the Traffic and Development Section on 020 8359 3555.
  • any paper copies should be sent to the Traffic and Development Section, London Borough of Barnet, 6th Floor, Highways, 2 Bristol Avenue, Colindale, London, NW9 4EW, quoting reference number BC/001950-61.

Properties within the affected areas have also been sent a letter inviting them to take part in the consultation. If you live in the area and have not received a letter please email or telephone us using the above contact details.





What happens after the consultation closes

The consultation findings for each scheme will be considered by the council before deciding on whether to make the schemes permanent. Once a decision has been made we will write to local residents, business and schools in the affected areas to advise of them of the final decision. The results of the consultation and how we are acting on the results will also be provided on this page too.

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