The county council is proposing to introduce an experimental traffic order from 2nd of November, which will close of Sweetbriar Street, Guinea Street and Union Street at school drop off and pick up times. Residents will always be able to get access as permits will be provided.
The ‘school streets’ project at Kingsholm Primary School is will operate for 18 months on a trial basis.
In principle, I support school streets as it will remove the hazard of cars parking around the school at these times and reduce the air pollution.
For many Kingsholm parents who walk their children to school it way may be beneficial, be safer and healthier for their children.
Parents from other parts of the city who drive their children to school will now have to park further away and walk their children to school.
The total budget for the school streets project that also incudes schools in Cheltenham and Tewkesbury is £100,000.
The county council is finalising documentation and it will be issuing advice about this project shortly.