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Hadrian Park School Street

Car Free School Street – Hadrian Park Primary School

                                                                                                

Most schools experience traffic-related issues at the start and end of the school day and Hadrian Park Primary School is no exception. This creates an unsafe and unhealthy environment for children.

 

We are therefore taking part in a trail in partnership with North Tyneside Council called ‘School Streets’. A ‘School Street’ involves providing space for children and parents to walk and cycle to the school gates by restricting access to motor vehicles at drop-off and pick-up times.

 

To create a safer and healthier environment for children, we would ask that people walk, cycle or scoot to school where possible. If that is not possible, please park at least a five-minute walk from the school gate.

 

 

Active travel has several health benefits, and the installation of School Streets also reduces air pollution and enables social distancing. Participation in the scheme will also complement Hadrian Park’s cycling vision of ensuring all children can ride a bike safely before they leave Primary School. Hadrian Park have invested in implementing cycling into the PE curriculum for all pupils as a way of promoting healthy, active lifestyles for all.

 

A trial School Street for Hadrian Park will begin from February 2021 on an 18-month basis, with regular evaluation as it progresses.

 

The following restrictions will be in place on school days:

  • WHERE: Hadrian Wynd from junction with Addington Drive
  • WHEN:    Monday to Friday, 08:15 - 09:15 and 15:00 - 16:00, term time only

 

During these times, most motor vehicles will not be able to drive into the road covered by this restriction.

 

In order to assist, the nearby Bush Inn pub have kindly offered use of their car park to Hadrian Park Primary School parents as a ‘park and stride’ site, just a few minutes’ walk from the main school gate. 

 

More information can be found at https://my.northtyneside.gov.uk/school-streets

 

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