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Published: Monday, 29th June 2020

Following a successful  bid application for Schools Streets, Royal Greenwich has secured over £46,000 in funding from the London Streetscape Programme.

The Mayor of London’s Streetspace plan aims to transform London’s streets to accommodate a potential ten-fold increase in cycling and five-fold increase in walking when lockdown restrictions are eased.

There are currently four permanent School Streets across Royal Greenwich at:

  • De Lucy School, Cookhill Road, SE2 9PD
  • Gordon School, Grangehill Road, SE9 1QG
  • Haimo School, Haimo Road, SE9 6DY
  • St Joseph's School, Commerell Street, SE10 9AN

The Council is also working with the following schools to create new emergency School Street closures:

  • Charlton Manor Primary, Indus Road and Nigeria Road
  • Invicta Primary, Invicta Road and Siebert Road
  • Wyborne Primary, Ivor Grove, between the junctions with Footscray Road and Castleford Avenue

The Schools Streets funding will pay for these emergency school streets and go towards increasing the amount of Street Schools in Royal Greenwich.  The Council will continue to work with schools on suggestions for potential new sites. The new funding does not go towards the four existing permanent school streets

Cllr Sizwe James Cabinet Member for Environment, Sustainability and Transport said: “We are really pleased to have received the full amount of funding,  Schools Streets is a great initiative and will encourage healthier lifestyles and create a safer, cleaner and more pleasant environment for everyone. School Streets will help tackle the current health emergency, whilst also improving road safety, air quality and support social distancing around schools”.

Royal Greenwich has submitted further  bids to Tfl for low traffic neighbourhoods, strategic cycle routes and social distancing measures in town centres and we have also applied for an initial fixed allocation of £100k from the DfT Emergency Active Travel Fund, to be used for modal filters.