Would you be interested in supporting a School Streets scheme?

News from Reading Voluntary Action (RVA)

A school in East Reading is hoping to promote walking and cycling to school, and clean air for everyone, by starting a School Streets scheme.

What are School Streets?

A School Street is a road outside a school with a temporary restriction on motorised traffic at school drop-off and pick-up times. The restriction applies to school traffic and through traffic. The result is a safer, healthier and pleasant environment for everyone.

School Street schemes offer a proactive solution for school communities to tackle air pollution, poor health and road danger reduction. A School Street scheme will encourage a healthier lifestyle and active travel to school for families and lead to a better environment for everyone. Find out more about School Streets here.

How can I help?

To be successful the scheme will need the help of a team of volunteers. The road outside the school will be closed for a set period (probably 45 minutes) during the school run, two volunteers would be needed to man the barriers (and drink coffee on the chilly days!) at each end.

At the moment the school are just looking for expressions of interest from people who might be interested in helping out. If this sounds like something you would like to support then complete the form found here to be added to the volunteer update list. 

Image courtesy of Living Streets.

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