Last year we set out to civilise the school run, and there are some great examples of localised responses to the issues around air quality and safety, including walking/cycling ‘buses’ in Chorlton and school streets in Levenshulme.
Hats off to parents & volunteers who helped loads more kids walk, scoot or cycle to & from school in #Chorlton today. 5 ‘bike buses’ to @OswaldRoad & parents at @BrookburnP closed the street to cars after school so kids could #playout & enjoy active journey home ❤️#SchoolStreets pic.twitter.com/US6QTNwEN5
— Eve Holt 🐝 🏃🏼♀️🚴♀️🤸🏼♂️ (@evefrancisholt) February 14, 2020
We are beginning to see more school streets across the region, and there are other ways we can help to reclaim the streets for people, including physical interventions (e.g. bollards or planters to stop rat running) to create active/filtered neighbourhoods, whether trialled or permanent, and street market days that open streets to people by closing them to car traffic.
To get involved and join the conversation, please head to the #streetclosures channel on our Slack page.