Mora Primary & Nursery School Emergency School Street Zone

Closes 30 Jan 2021

Opened 30 Jul 2020

Overview

COVID-19 has disrupted our daily travel habits. We want to support and encourage people to adopt greener, more active forms of transport. We have developed a plan to introduce short, medium and longer-term improvements in the borough. The plan supports social distancing, walking and cycling. As part of the plan, the Council is working in partnership with Transport for London to deliver a series of rapid improvements to the transport system in the Brent. This includes the implementation of a series of School Streets around the borough, which aim to support schools.

Why We Are Consulting

Why do we need School Streets?

As lockdown restrictions are eased, it is expected that many people will be avoiding using public transport, which may lead to increased car use. This could lead to more congested streets, worse air quality, increased road danger and negative impacts on climate change. We have to take action outside schools to protect Brent’s school community to encourage more people to walk and cycle as part of their daily routine.

School Streets aim to:

  • Reduce congestion and pollution near the school.
  • Make it easier to implement social distancing measures as more people choose to walk, wheel or cycle to school.
  • Increase confidence amongst the school staff and parents that it is safe to travel and return to school.

What is happening in my area?

The plan shows where road closures are proposed in your area. The named street nearby the school will become a pedestrian, cycle only zone during pick up and drop off in the morning and afternoon. This restriction will operate Monday to Friday (in term-time) from 8:15am to 9:15am in the morning and from 2:30pm to 4:00pm in the afternoon. Each closure will have moveable barriers placed in the road by the School at set times. Associated signage will also be installed.

As the barriers are movable, residents and emergency vehicles will be able to access the street by car during the closure times but all other vehicles will be prohibited. We’ll put up advance warning signs to inform drivers of the restrictions at the entrances of the School Street Zone.

How can I comment on these proposals?

Because of the urgency required in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, Government has asked councils to introduce measures as soon as possible. The scheme will therefore be introduced as a temporary scheme using an experimental traffic order.

This means that public comments are made during the experimental period that lasts from between 6 and 18 months. Taking all comments into account a decision will then be made to make schemes permanent with or without amendment, or to remove schemes.  Following the 6 month consultation period, a decision report will be prepared and a decision made on whether to extend the period or make the scheme permanent with or without amendments.

Give Us Your Views

Areas

  • Mapesbury

Audiences

  • All Residents
  • Businesses
  • Councillors / MPs
  • Schools
  • Voluntary and community organisations

Interests

  • Consultations