Healthy School Streets scheme proposal at Jacques Prevert School

Closed 2 Aug 2021

Opened 1 Jul 2021

Overview

We would like your views on our proposal to improve road safety for pupils and parents at Ecole Francaise Jacques Prevert Primary School in Aynhoe Road.

These works are part of our new Healthy School Streets programme that we’ve launched across schools in the borough over the next three years.

Jacques Prevert approached the council about its serious safety concerns during drop-off and pick-up times. This is the result of overcrowding on the narrow pavement outside the school and by parents trying to park directly outside the school’s entrance at peak times.

What are the proposed changes?

The proposed scheme includes the following measures and is shown on the plan overleaf:

  • Widening the pavement outside the school to provide a larger area for parents during drop-off and pick-up times
  • Install a new parklet with benches and planters
  • Paint new ‘School Keep Clear’ markings on the road
  • Paint new ‘20mph’ markings on the road to remind drivers of the speed limit
  • Install a new e-scooter and cycle hire bay
  • Remove six Pay & Display parking bays

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What are the benefits of the proposed changes?

The planters will act as a buffer between the road and the school to disperse car exhaust fumes as cars will not be able to pull-in or park adjacent to the school gate.

There will be reduced congestion at drop-off/pick-up times because the pavement will be substantially wider. The parklet will also provide a ‘green’ garden classroom for the pupils as the school has no green space and a very small playground.

The changes would also reduce the likelihood of pupils being injured as drivers will not be able to use the bays adjacent to the school. Also, pupils would not be able to cross the road directly outside the school due to the parklet.

The proposal would also create a safe and pleasant place for families to sit and wait. Many families wait for up to 30 minutes due to the different pick-up times of different aged siblings. Currently, they stand on the narrow pavement which can make it harder for others to pass, especially prams. The parklet space would help free up more pavement space and give families somewhere safe and pleasant to wait.

How will the highway improvements be funded?

These proposals will be funded by Transport for London.

When will the work be carried out?

The works are planned to start in August/ September and would take approximately four weeks.

Have your say

We value your feedback. Please review the consultation letter and plan and give us your views by 5pm on Monday 2 August 2021.

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