School Streets: St Boniface, Tooting Primary

Closes 18 Oct 2022

Opened 20 Sep 2022

Overview

What is a School Street?

A School Street is where a road (or section of a road) near a school temporarily closes to motor traffic to become a pedestrian and cycle zone at the start and end of the school day.

Benefits of a School Street

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

How a School Street works

Whilst everyone is encouraged to avoid driving in a School Street during the restricted times, certain vehicles (including those of residents in the School Street) are exempt from the restrictions. You can find out more here.

School Streets in Wandsworth

Since June 2020, the Council has introduced 19 School Streets (serving 20 school sites). Further information about the programme can be viewed on the School Street pages of our website here. In response to positive feedback on those schemes and interest from additional schools in the borough (and in line with the target set out in the Wandsworth Environment and Sustainability Strategy), the Council is proposing to introduce a further phase of School Streets.

Our proposals

This consultation is to let you know about the proposals for School Streets at St Boniface Primary School and Tooting Primary School and to invite your feedback. Together with our partners at Sustrans, we have already started to gather the views of local people. We have met with local councillors and with representatives from the schools. We also held drop-in sessions for parents and local residents in March 2022.

You can see a plan of the proposed School Streets here

Please note - this plan shows both proposed School Streets. In this consultation you can give us your comments relating to St Boniface (Undine St) or Tooting Primary (Franciscan Rd) or both.

What happens next?

Subject to feedback from this consultation and from our local engagement, the proposals may be implemented, adapted or withdrawn. If the proposal is implemented, our intention is to introduce the schemes by Experimental Traffic Order in winter/spring 2022/2023. 

Further consultation

If the proposed School Streets go ahead, a separate consultation exercise will continue for each proposed School Street during the first 6 months, to enable everyone to share their feedback with the Council. During this time, the Council will monitor and further review the operation of the School Streets and make any suitable amendments. 

A School Street introduced by Experimental Traffic Order would only be made permanent by a separate Traffic Order, following review by the Council’s Strategic Planning and Transportation Overview and Scrutiny Committee.

Have your say

The Council is keen to hear the views of local residents, the school community and businesses. Click on the online survey link below to submit your feedback.

Paper copies of the survey can be collected from Tooting Library and there will be a drop in session at the library on Tuesday 4 October 10am-7pm. If you require a copy of the survey in a different language/format, please call 020 8871 8337 or email schoolstreets@wandsworth.gov.uk with 'School Street Consultation' in the subject line.

If you have a question about School Streets generally, you may find the answer in our Frequently asked questions about School Streets page, or contact us using the details above.

Give Us Your Views

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • Open to all

Interests

  • Wandsworth Borough