School Streets: Sheen Mount

Closes 23 Jun 2024

Opened 20 May 2024

Overview

A School Street is where a road with a school temporarily closes to reduce vehicular traffic during the school's opening and closing times, to enhance the safety of school children.

There are many benefits of Schools Streets including keeping the area outside the school gates free of congestion, encouraging active travel to school, creating a pleasant and calm atmosphere at the start and end of the school day, reducing idling vehicles and potentially improving air quality, and, of course, improving road safety.

After holding information gathering engagement sessions with parents/carers and residents in order to understand local concerns and preferred actions, the Council has designed 2 proposals that we are taking to consultation. These address the main concerns raised at the engagement events and via other forms of communication.

The Council is therefore proposing to introduce a School Street trial at Sheen Mount Primary School and is first seeking your views on the options for this location. Maps of the proposed changes can be seen below along with frequently asked questions relating to this specific proposal.

The hours of the trial School Street element proposed to operate Monday to Friday, 8.20 – 9.10 am and 3.00 – 3.45 pm, term time only. You will have an opportunity to comment on the times in the consultation.

School Streets are in response to requests from schools and residents along with the success of the 15 existing School Streets that are permanent in the borough.

Further information about other School Street schemes and their drawings can be viewed on the School Street pages of our website. If you have a question about the School Streets scheme generally, you may find the answer in our School Streets FAQs.

Have your say

The local ward Councillors and the Cabinet Member of the Transport and Air Quality Services Committee support this consultation.

The Council is keen to hear the views of local residents, the school community, local amenities and businesses. The consultation for this School Street is due to commence on 20 May 2024 and feedback can be submitted via the 'Online survey' link below.

The consultation closes on 23 June 2024 and the Council will review and consider both the feedback received on the various options up for consultation along with monitoring traffic count data of the area before making a decision whether to trial a scheme.

Give Us Your Views

Areas

  • East Sheen

Audiences

  • Open to all

Interests

  • Richmond Borough