We are working with the Tyndall Centre, TfGM and Manchester City Council on a monitoring and evaluation project to understand more about the impact on traffic of Manchester’s 7 pilot School Streets and about residents’ perceptions. The 7 schools in the scheme are:
- St Augustine’s CofE & Manchester Communication Academy – Harpurhey
- St James CofE Primary – Rusholme
- St Paul’s CofE Primary -Withington
- Our Ladys RC Primary & Manley Park Primary (Juniors) – Whalley Range
- Brookburn Primary – Chorlton
We’ve installed traffic counting cameras around the 7 schools (https://www.telraam.net/#13/53.4640/-2.1720) and we will also be carrying out traffic observations.
It's easy to see when term ended from our @TelraamTelraam traffic counter near @mppsch!
We'll be monitoring traffic once the School Street starts on 23/1/23 to see what changes. pic.twitter.com/WecV52tN92
— Walk Ride Whalley Range (@ride_walk) January 4, 2023
We are also doing a survey and focus groups with residents to see how they perceive the School Streets.
As part of our joint project with Whalley Range Climate Action group called Let’s Talk Clean Air in Whalley Range, we’ve:
- Measured air pollution outside 4 Whalley Range schools including: St Margaret’s CoE Primary (30.2 µg/m3), Manley Park Primary (Juniors) (30.2 µg/m3), Our Lady’s RC Primary (29.2 µg/m3), William Hulme’s Grammar School (36.1 µg/m3). These results showed that every school is 3 times or more over the World Health Organisation guidelines of 10 µg/m3-
The results are in. Pollution levels outside schools is 3 times over the @WHO guidelines on average. Not even at drop off and pick up times when it will be higher. We need a traffic reduction strategy for home to school travel. https://t.co/ozAguXXiAA
— Walk Ride Whalley Range (@ride_walk) February 2, 2023
- Been to schools across Whalley Range and talked to parents and students about what they think about air pollution:
We've been busy working on our film about where people are at in our neighbourhood when they think about #AirPollution and #CleanAir in Whalley Range. This week we've been running through the film script with some of our focus groups ready to start filming next week📽🎞📣 pic.twitter.com/lH4oyb2In7
— Let's Talk Clean Air in Whalley Range (@talkcleanairWR) December 2, 2022
Thinking about solutions to air pollution at @mppsch. Making people more aware of the pollution caused by wood burners, free and more frequent public transport and encouraging active travel to school. We also talked about the power of talking to others and making them aware. pic.twitter.com/KPvKQ3g4MG
— Let's Talk Clean Air in Whalley Range (@talkcleanairWR) February 17, 2023
- Made a film including students from William Hulme’s Grammar School
— Let's Talk Clean Air in Whalley Range (@talkcleanairWR) January 10, 2023