Haringey’s first School Streets scheme successfully installed
The first School Streets scheme in Haringey was successfully launched last week with pop-up bollards installed outside Lordship Lane Primary school.
The manual bollards, installed by the council, are raised by school staff for 45 minutes at the start and end of the school day, temporarily closing the southern section of Ellenborough Road.
These bollards improve road safety, accessibility and air quality by encouraging more sustainable forms of travel to and from school, such as walking, cycling, and public transport.
Lordship Lane was one of the 50 schools audited by the Mayor of London’s School Air Quality Audit Programme launched in January 2017. This programme aimed to reduce emissions and primary school children’s exposure to polluted air, and the bollards were a suggested improvement from the report.
Cllr Kirsten Hearn, Haringey Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, said:
“We are committed to reducing air pollution and traffic congestion in our borough. Our children’s health is a priority. These bollards will help to keep the area around the school safer and cleaner. We’re thrilled to hear these bollards are already making pupils feel safer too.”
Lordship Lane school headteacher Michelle Randles said:
“The roads around the school are already less busy and the air feels cleaner. Children have commented that they feel safer, and many parents are thoroughly enjoying the experience of walking to school with their children.”