Enfield Council is planning a further 10 School Streets at primary schools across the borough to improve road safety for children.
The launch of these further 10 School Streets will get underway in the summer.
School Streets are temporary road closures outside of school gates at pick up and drop off times which remove motor traffic from the area.
The road closures, part of a wider Healthy Streets programme, aim to enable more Enfield pupils to walk, cycle and scoot to school safely.
School Streets stay open to pedestrians, cyclists and residents of the street who have an exemption.
The schemes also reduce emissions from motor vehicles near the school gate, so the air quality is improved around schools in hotspots of poor air quality.
Following the recommendations of the Enfield Poverty and Inequality Commission, most of these further schools will be located in the east of the borough.
Cllr Ian Barnes, Deputy Leader of Enfield Council, said: “I am delighted that we are able to add a further 10 School Streets projects to create a total of 24 across the borough. The continuation of School Streets will help create a safe environment for even more primary school children travelling to and from school.
“We will continue working closely with schools and will be communicating with parents and nearby residents in the coming months as we progress the schemes. We continue to fight climate change in our borough, while making the roads near school gates safer and less polluted for our children.
“We are taking ambitious action now by pushing forward with our Climate Action Plan objectives, with headline targets to be a carbon neutral organisation by 2030 and for the borough to be carbon neutral by 2040.”
Kingfisher Hall Primary Academy School in Ponders End has seen levels of nitrogen monoxide fall by 34% at the school gate and nitrogen dioxide by 23% since the implementation of their School Street.
Cllr Ian Barnes visited Kingfisher Hall Primary Academy in Ponders End, to find out more about the positive impact their School Street has had for their students and school community. Watch the video on Enfield Council's YouTube channel here
Cllr Barnes also recently visited St Mary’s Catholic Primary School in Edmonton to introduce the further 10 School Streets in Enfield. Watch the video here
Enfield Council is taking ambitious action now by pushing forward with its Climate Action Plan objectives, with headline targets to be a carbon neutral organisation by 2030 and for the borough to be carbon neutral by 2040. The School Streets scheme plays a part in helping the Council to reach its goal.
Work is ongoing with the schools with the following currently planned as part of the next School Streets phase: St James Church of England in Enfield (Highway ward); Delta Primary (Jubilee); St John and St James Church of England (Upper Edmonton); St Mary’s Catholic Primary School (Ponders End); Fleecefield (Edmonton Green); Brettenham (Edmonton Green); Wilbury Primary School (Upper Edmonton); Houndsfield (Jubilee); Bowes Primary School (Bowes) and Hazelwood (Palmers Green).