Monday, 8 July 2019

Safer 'school streets' piloted in Streatham

Cllr Nicole Griffiths and Cllr Bartley: safer streets
Streatham's Immanuel and St Andrew Primary School is the first in Lambeth to trial 'school streets' aimed at making children's journey's to school safer - and the air around their school less dangerous to breathe.

Northanger Road is closed at drop-off and pick-up times in a pilot being looked at closely by other local schools. Staffed gates allow resident access, while children enjoy being able to walk, scoot and cycle to school.

A second trial is being run this term at Jessop Primary School in Herne Hill.

Air pollution contributes to 9,000 deaths each year in London with, on average, three adults and one child being hospitalised every day from breathing difficulties caused by pollution.

Green Party councillor Nicole Griffiths said:  "The trial is due to end at the end of this term. Feedback from families so far is very positive. We are pushing the council to roll 'school streets' out wherever they are possible across Lambeth - and give all our children a much healthier day at school."

See more on School Streets here.

Public Health England Report here.

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