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Leeds School Streets Initiative - supporting social distancing

 

Dear parents and carers

 

Leeds School Streets - Removing traffic outside Lane End Primary to make space for social distancing.

 

We’re pleased to tell you that our school has agreed to take part in a ‘School Streets’ scheme that will help you, your children and our school community stay safer. This is to make space for people to travel to and from school more safely and reduce the risk of spreading the Corona virus, for everyone’s benefit.

 

To help children, their families and school staff to maintain social distance, Leeds City Council will introduce a Temporary Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) to restrict traffic at drop-off and pick-up times, during term time around Lane End (see map in document below). These types of restrictions are known as School Streets, and they have the support of the local councillors. If successful, this temporary TRO could become permanent.

 

School Streets will help people who are walking, riding bikes or on scooters by providing extra space on the road. The council will put signs in appropriate places so you know which roads are reserved for people on foot, bikes or scooters, along with the times. Non-residents will not be allowed to drive through (residents who do need access will be asked to drive at a walking pace). Emergency vehicles and Blue Badge holders will have access at all times.

 

The School Streets scheme will also have other benefits:

 

  • makes the air around school fresher and cleaner
  • gives children the chance to get to school ‘actively’, which helps them stay healthy makes roads safer for everyone.

 

We look forward to the time we can welcome all your children back; when that time comes please help us all by walking, cycling or scooting to school if you possibly can. Thank you for your cooperation and for helping everyone to stay safe.

 

You can find out more about School Streets at www.leeds.gov.uk/schoolstreets

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