Safer journeys to school for more Croydon young people

Croydon Council is asking residents to have their say on a proposal to introduce six new Healthy School Streets to improve road safety around schools and encourage pupils to walk, cycle and scoot more often.

The council has been introducing experimental Healthy School Streets since 2017. The schemes limit motor traffic on surrounding roads to schools during school drop-off and pick-up times making roads safer for children and families. The council has been working with schools across the borough where there is an interest in introducing a scheme to improve the environment and road safety around them.

Before any new Healthy School Streets are introduced, the council would like to hear from local residents and drivers who use the roads around the schools, on the proposals. The schools being considered are:

  • Applegarth Academy, Addington CR0 9DL
  • Beulah Road Infant and Nursery, Thornton Heath CR7 8NJ
  • Harris Primary Academy Purley Way, South Croydon CR0 4FE
  • John Wood Primary School, Croydon CR0 6JA
  • Riddlesdown Collegiate, Kenley CR8 1EX
  • Rowdown Primary School, New Addington CR0 0EG

The schools were selected based on requests from ward councillors and residents, and discussions with the school. Views can be shared through surveys available on the council website. All surveys close 28 May 2024.

Feedback will be used to develop recommendations that will be reported to cabinet; it will then decide on the future of the schemes. If approved, further consultation will be held on the Healthy School Streets during the summer.

“It’s so important that we do what we can to make journeys to school as safe as possible for our younger Croydonians.

“We know that Healthy School Streets make streets safer for children and families and it’s great that these six schools have asked us to look into introducing them.

“Before we consider the proposals at Cabinet we want to hear what people who live locally to the schools and drivers who use the roads think of the proposed schemes, so if that’s you, I encourage you to take the survey and let us know what you think.”

Jason Perry, Executive Mayor of Croydon

Residents can get involved on the council’s consultation page.

2024-05-08T14:33:06+01:00 May 8th, 2024|Recent news|