School Streets

School Streets Initiative provides accessible information and guidance to empower local communities who want to see School Street schemes implemented. The information available on this website is based on the shared experience of those who successfully made it happen and those who are almost there. School Streets belong to everyone and all you need to start is information and determination.

What are School Streets?

A School Street is a road outside a school with a temporary restriction on motorised traffic at school drop-off and pick-up times. The restriction applies to school traffic and through traffic. The result is a safer, healthier and pleasant environment for everyone.

School Street schemes offer a proactive solution for school communities to tackle air pollution, poor health and road danger reduction. A School Street scheme will encourage a healthier lifestyle and active travel to school for families and lead to a better environment for everyone.

Find out more how you can start the conversation for your school and build the case for a School Street.


It’s safer for your children and their mates. Reduces road danger, creates a cleaner environment. Encourages active travel leading to better mental and physical health.
Local authorities have powers to use traffic management orders to turn a street into a pedestrian and cycle zone. This creates a School Street.
Find out where existing School Streets have been implemented.