Enforcement cameras activated at ‘School Streets' to improve safety and help promote social distancing


Camera enforcement at a number of schools across the city will be activated from today to improve safety, help pupils and families maintain social distancing at drop-off and pick-up times and encourage active travel.

The schemes will be supported by permanent signage and will have camera enforcement during drop off and pick up times to deter parents from parking on Keep Clear markings outside school gates.

Camera enforcement will also be activated at ‘School Streets' road closures whereaccess and parking is restricted to resident permit holders, blue badge holders and emergency vehicles.

The schools selected for enforcement or ‘School Streets' road closures,regularly experience problems with traffic and parking during school drop off and pick up times and these measures will also help support children and families to socially distance when arriving and leaving school.

Cllr Caro Wild, Cabinet Member for Strategic Planning and Transport said: "The response we have received from schools, pupils, parents and local residents around enforcement plans and School Streets Road Closures has been outstanding.  As a result we have secured funding to continue these schemes across the city.

"These measures will ensure the safety of children and families bykeeping roads outside schools clear of traffic and parked vehicles. Drop-off and pick-up times will be safer and it will allow school communities to maintainsocial distancing measures safely.

Cllr Wild added: "Every child has a right to arrive and depart school safely. Therefore the message is clear; please do not park inconsiderately outside school gates and put children and young people in danger. Instead use a means of active travel such as walking, cycling or scooting where possible and if you do have to drive to school, park further away from the school gates."

"This initiative will also help towards delivering the Council's Active Travel to Schools programme, promoting active travel as the safest way to travel to school whilst helping to reduce congestion, improve air quality and respond to the ongoing issue of climate change." 


For a fill list ofschools with enforcement measures or School Streets Road Closures, please


The Council piloted the original School Street Scheme to help reduce traffic around five school entrances in January 2020.In addition, theCouncils Active Travel Team continue to work closely with schools to draw up individual Active Travel Plans, specific to their school site.