A trial scheme to tackle traffic congestion outside a Leicestershire school is now underway.
The 'clear zone' trial will run for six months at Millfield L.E.A.D Academy in Braunstone Town with the aim to encourage parents and children to cycle and walk to school.
The 'clear zone' means there is a no waiting restriction in place on the streets surrounding the school from 8am-9am and 2pm-4pm on Monday through to Friday. The roads affected by the restrictions are Hat Road, Freeboard Road, Woodcote Road, Lubbesthorpe Road and Pits Avenue.
During the trial, 'park and stride' sites will be available for parents to park a short distance away from the school and walk in with their child. Cycle training and walking initiatives will also be promoted during the 'clear zone' trial for children to get involved in.
Through a grant from the Access Fund, we have the opportunity to put measures in place to reduce traffic congestion and improve safety. We also have to carefully balance the needs of children, parents and residents and we're encouraging feedback on the scheme.Person:Blake Pain, county council cabinet member for environment and transport
After a successful Government bid, an Access Fund grant was awarded to the county and city councils to support a three-year programme of sustainable transport schemes focussing on the west of the city and neighbouring areas of the county.
The Access Fund is now helping a team from the county council to work closely with Millfield during the trial.
People can comment on the school clear zone at http://www.choosehowyoumove.co.uk/schoolclearzonetrial or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org