The Times has today (9 May 2019) launched its ‘Clean Air For All’ campaign calling for a Clean Air Act giving everyone the right to cleaner air. Within its manifesto is a call for temporary traffic bans outside schools at drop-off and pick-up times.
Last year, Living Streets delivered its ‘Swap the school run for a school walk’ report to the Transport Minister asking for urgent action to be taken to improve the walk to school, including a call for cars to be banned from the school gates.
Since then, several local authorities have started trialling ‘School Streets’. For Walk to School Week this year (20-24 May), the charity will launch its School Streets toolkit, to help parents take action to close their school’s street to traffic.