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UK's Largets School Streets Programme

21 March 2022

Hackney Council  in London is now permanently retaining 30 trial School Streets, which are supporting 13,000 children across Hackney walk, cycle and scoot to school. Introduced in Autumn 2020, the School Streets temporarily close roads to most traffic outside schools at opening and closing times, and join nine others in becoming part of the established programme.

Following cabinet’s decision to retain the School Street at Harrington Hill, Hackney now has the UK's largest School Streets programme - with 84% of the borough’s primary schools and 15% of secondary schools covered by a School Street.

In making the trial School Streets permanent, the Council considered feedback from local residents, alongside polling and traffic monitoring. 

More about School Streets can be found here.

 

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