Car - Free Streets Trialled Outside Nottingham City Schools

During the autumn term, roads outside eight schools in Nottingham City will be closed to traffic on a trial basis. This is part of a wider scheme to support social distancing and encourage people to walk or use a bike. Other measures include new ‘pop up’ cycle lanes, new cycle parking facilities, and street closures.

Councillor Adele Williams, Portfolio Holder for Transport at Nottingham City Council, said: "As many parents will know all too well, the roads outside schools can become very busy at school drop off and pick up times. This leads to congestion, idling vehicles, people parking on pavements, and it can be very difficult – and dangerous – for people walking and cycling to navigate."

The scheme is funded through a grant from the Government’s Emergency Active Travel Fund. If the trials are successful, the scheme could also be rolled out to other schools in the city.