make the roads around your local school car-free.

Roads around schools at drop off and pick up times are often dominated by cars - badly parked and contributing to dangerous levels of congestion and pollution.

Naturally this can make the walk to school feel unsafe.

School street closure schemes - where cars are prevented from going up to the school gates at drop off and pick up times – have been successfully trialled in towns and cities in the UK. 

Here we have everything you need to make the roads outside your local school safer.

New for 2019

School Streets toolkit


New for Walk to School Week 2019!

Our toolkit will take you through the steps to making your school gates car-free

Download School Streets toolkit - pdf

Take action

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Family walking

Let's make streets outside schools less congested, less polluted and
safer for children


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Congestion down
Safety improved
Pollution down
Activity increased

School Streets
in action

How do we ban cars outside schools? Check out some examples of school street schemes across the country. No two streets are the same...


Pupils at Millfield Community School were already taking part in WOW, our year-round walk to school challenge. So signing up for the local council's school street closure scheme was the obvious next step!


Sciennes Primary in Edinburgh, another school that participates in WOW, was able to rely on parent volunteers to make their school street scheme a success.

Useful links


Strider and pupils


Our year-round walk to school challenge.



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Our research


How we need to act to save children from pollution.

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