Consultation launched as School Streets trial comes to an end

Residents asked to submit views on trial that has taken place at seven schools during summer term

Views are being sought from residents in Stockport as a trial on restricting traffic around some schools at drop off and pick up times in the borough comes to an end.

Seven schools in Stockport took part in a ‘School Streets’ trial this summer.

This was done by restricting access to some roads around a school to through traffic and parents/guardians parking to drop off/collect pupils.

The seven schools that took part in Stockport were: Adswood Primary, Bradshaw Hall Primary, Cheadle Primary, Our Lady’s Primary (Edgeley), St Joseph’s Primary, St Mary’s Primary (Reddish) and St Matthew’s Primary (Edgeley).

The schools involved in this trial volunteered to take part because they were concerned with the congestion caused by far too many families using cars for the school run. This was making the immediate area unsafe for pupils as well as causing pockets of air pollution which are known to damage children’s health.

Each of the schools recognised the benefits of more children travelling to school sustainably and therefore wanted to:
• Reduce the numbers of children being driven to school
• Reduce the number of cars at the school gates
• Reduce the pollution caused by these cars which was damaging their pupils’ health
• Get their pupils to become more active to improve their fitness and health
• Encourage more social interaction and fun on the journey to school

The council is now carrying out its second round of consultation and would like to know how the trials have operated for those affected.
Feedback will help the council design future sustainable travel schemes that encourage more walking, cycling and scooting for everyone.

The council would like the views of people affected by the trial so please have your say if:
• You are a parent/guardian
• You live on a School Street (one that’s been closed) or
• You live in the wider neighbourhood
•You are not in one of these categories but were still affected by the School Street

Residents can complete the survey via our Consultation Portal.

The survey closes on August 12.