Lewisham and Lee Green Low Traffic Neighbourhood: safer journeys to school
Residents in and around the Lewisham and Lee Green Low Traffic Neighbourhood (LTN) will be asked for their feedback on proposals aimed at making children’s journeys to and from school safer and healthier.
Proposals to limit traffic around schools at certain times of the day were originally announced in November. The proposals will see a number of streets around schools temporarily closed during drop-off times and pick-up times.
School Streets have successfully been rolled out at schools across the borough to help parents and children to maintain social distancing at the school gates, as well as help address air quality and promote active travel. In line with current Department for Transport guidance, we will be consulting with residents to find out how they feel about these new measures. If the proposals go ahead, they will be introduced in early May.
The schools included in the proposals are:
- St Winifred’s RC School
- Trinity CofE School Secondary School
- Trinity CofE School Primary School
- Brindishe Lee School
- Brindishe Manor School
- St Saviours RC School
Residents will be invited to feedback on the wider LTN in late May. We had previously planned to consult in March, but after careful consideration, the date has been moved to allow for consultation on the schools proposals to take place first.
This will allow us to get an accurate picture of how residents feel about all of the changes in the area.
Cllr Sophie McGeevor said:
“When we first introduced the Low Traffic Neighbourhood, we always said that we would make changes to the scheme if necessary, which is why we made some adjustments back in November. At that point, we promised to look at how we could make it safer and healthier for children and young people to get to and from school, and I’d encourage residents to share their thoughts on our approach to this.
“The LTN is one of the steps we are taking to tackle air pollution, and to make it easier and safer for people to walk and cycle in our borough. It’s important we get this right, so we’re keen to hear the views of as many people as possible.”
Residents living in and around the LTN will receive a newsletter outlining the plans in early March. Find out more information and to take part in the consultation.