Call on your local authority to close the road outside a local school at the start and end of the school day.

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. 

Urge your local council to consider one where you live.

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Congestion down
Safety improved
Pollution down
Activity increased

School Streets
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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.

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Our year-round walk to school challenge.



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