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Bristol Parents for School Streets

In January we attended a meeting of the recently re-formed Bristol Parents for School Streets. The group is now looking for fresh input and ideas as it reforms to support the council in its efforts to accelerate the Bristol School Streets programme. For more info click here.

School Streets are streets that include school entrances that are are made ‘resident access only’ during school drop-off and pick-up times. The aim is to create safer spaces around schools and encourage active travel. 

In February 2020 Bristol City Council started trials for two School Streets and has plans for two more to follow in 2021 but needs further funding to enable them to add further schools. For context, in London there are now 400 School Streets (including both permanent and trial implementation) so a significant acceleration of the programme is needed to match the relative numbers in London.

There’s a good introduction article on Bristol 24/7.  You can find out more about School Streets and other BCyC campaigns by joining one of the regular Zoom meetings, or get involved as a member of BCyC in one of the campaigns through our Slack tool for activists.