School Safe Haven Project - Redwood Primary Update

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Background:

Derby City Council has been awarded £776,150 of funding from the Department for Transport to deliver additional active travel measures across the city. As part of this work a number of schools were identified across the city to test different interventions including the introduction of school streets, locally known as School Safe Haven Zones. Across the country, ‘School Streets’ have been introduced to help promote cleaner air, reduce congestion, improve road safety and increase levels of activity.

‘School Streets’ are where a section of road outside a school is closed to motor vehicles for a set period at the

Background:

Derby City Council has been awarded £776,150 of funding from the Department for Transport to deliver additional active travel measures across the city. As part of this work a number of schools were identified across the city to test different interventions including the introduction of school streets, locally known as School Safe Haven Zones. Across the country, ‘School Streets’ have been introduced to help promote cleaner air, reduce congestion, improve road safety and increase levels of activity.

‘School Streets’ are where a section of road outside a school is closed to motor vehicles for a set period at the start and end of the school day.

These have been well received and proved successful in helping to create a more pleasant environment for local communities and addressing the many safety concerns associated with high levels of car use near to school entrances.

Following our recent consultation, Derby City Council intends to introduce this idea, starting with Redwood Primary School. We would like to thank everyone that gave their views in the survey.

The Proposal

After discussions with Local Councillors, Neighbourhood Officers, school representatives, and in consultation with local residents and parents the intention is to introduce the School Safe Haven Zone on Redwood Road. The Zone will become operational from Monday 22nd November 2021 and will be introduced on an experimental basis first. This means the new restriction will be temporary for a maximum period of 18 months before deciding whether it should be permanent. A period of public consultation will be undertaken as part of this process and will start when the Zone is introduced. To make comment, object and engage in the consultation please email traffic.management@derby.gov.uk. As required by regulations street notice and public advertisement will also denote the consultation period.

The Zone will cover Redwood Road between Sinfin Lane and Islay Road. The restriction will be operational term time only, Monday to Friday from 8:15 to 9:00 in the morning and from 2:30 to 3:30 in the afternoon.

Please read the full document for all of the information.

Page last updated: 21 October 2021, 09:51