By Jamie Shapiro, Local Democracy Reporter
Several new ‘School Streets’ locally are to be added to Southampton’s growing list of school-time vehicular road closure trials, including near Bitterne Park Primary, Townhill Junior and Bitterne C E Primary School.
A ‘School Street’ is the term used for the closure of a road outside a school so parents and guardians can drop off and/or meet their children safely, without cars on the road.
The only drivers allowed down a School Street during operational hours are residents -and they are asked to drive at walking speed and with their hazards flashing.
As reported, the scheme is currently being tested at Bitterne Park secondary School, with the closure to vehicles of a short section of Dimond Road for half an hour at the end of the school day.
The following schools have already started or are expected to be testing out the idea soon:
Bitterne C of E
Brownlow Avenue from the junction with Peartree Avenue and Redlands Drive
08:15 – 08:50 and 14:45 – 15:20
Bitterne Park Primary
River View Road from the junction with Manor Farm Road
08:15 – 08:40 and 15:15 – 15:45
Bitterne Park Secondary
Dimond Road between the junctions with Ashtree Road and Newton Road
14:45 – 15:15 PM Only
Foundry Lane Primary
English Road between the junctions with Imperial Avenue and Foundry Lane
08:30 – 09:05 and 14:55 – 15:30
The entirety of Yeovil Chase from its junctions with Selborne Avenue and Taunton Drive
08:15 – 09:00 and 14:40 – 15:25
Kesteven Way from the junction with Rutland Way. Including Aberdour Close
08:30 – 09:15 and 14:50 – 15:35
St Monica Primary
St Monica Road from its junction with South East Road to Bay Road. Including Maxwell Road.
08:15 – 08:45 and 14:45 – 15:30
Cutbush Lane from its junction with Meggeson Avenue. Including Coachman’s Copse and Camelia Gardens.
08:25 – 09:10 and 14:55 – 15:30
Current permanent school streets in the city:
St John’s Primary – French Street – 08:15 to 09:00 & 2:45 to 3:30pm (started November 2018)
St Mary’s CE Primary – Golden Grove – 08:15 to 09:00 & 2:45 to 3:30pm
(started February 2020)
St Mark’s CE Primary – Stafford Road north – (started September 2021)
Existing trials across Southampton:
Shirley Junior School – Bellemoor Road – (started September 2020)
Shirley Infant School – Wilton Road – (started November 2020)
Mansbridge Primary – Octavia Road – (started November 2020)
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