Hackney's ninth School Street launched at William Patten School
Hackney’s ninth School Street launched this week at William Patten Primary School in Stoke Newington.
It sees Lancell Street, part of Dumont Road and part of Dynevor Road closed to motor traffic at school opening and closing times, improving local air quality and making it easier for kids to walk and cycle to school.
The latest School Street is part of the Council’s plans to roll-out the scheme to 17 primary schools by 2021 - a year ahead of its original 2022 target - and then expand it to all remaining primary schools in the borough.
A recent review of Hackney’s first five School Streets showed that traffic and vehicle emissions outside school gates are down as a result of the scheme.
We’re committed to tackling London’s toxic air, reducing the motor vehicle emissions driving the climate emergency, and reclaiming our roads for walking and cycling. By accelerating our School Streets programme, we’re helping to provide more kids with the best environment in which to walk and cycle to school. Following the recent launch of a School Street at St Mary’s Primary, I’m delighted to be delivering yet another promised School Street in Stoke Newington at William Patten Primary School.