Parents in Leeds are trialling a ‘Car-Free Zone’ around Moortown Primary School to reduce traffic and encourage more families to walk to school during October’s International Walk to School Month.
Living Streets Moortown is a local group of volunteers focused on making the streets of Moortown more attractive and people-friendly. The group, which only formed in May 2018, has already been campaigning for safer, more enjoyable local walking routes – with particular emphasis on the needs of local school children and people with mobility issues.
Living Streets Moortown is working with Moortown Primary School to trial a Car-Free Zone throughout October. Parents are encouraged to avoid the ‘Car-Free Zone’ around the school gates, either by walking the whole way or parking further away from the school and walking the rest, known as ‘Park and Stride’.
The group has pulled together a map detailing the Car-Free Zone and giving suggestions of alternative places to park away from the school.