School Streets give children the chance to walk, cycle or scoot to school safely in the street of the school without danger from traffic. This allows school children to get to know other children on their way to school, keep active and also help with social distancing during the pandemic.
An organised School Street closes the road outside the school from traffic for up to 45 minutes, twice a day, during school term time only. Any vehicles already parked in the road can stay or leave throughout the duration of the School Street. Only eligible vehicles can gain access to the road during the School Street closure.
Reading currently has four school streets at Park Lane Junior School, Wilson Primary School, Thameside Primary School and Crescent Road. Find out more on the RBC website: www.reading.gov.uk/transport/travel-to-school/school-streets or watch the videos below.
Justine – School Street Volunteer Marshal
Reading School Streets