Healthy Streets Everyday’s School Streets Hotline is busier than ever!25th August 2020 / Posted by Fiona Coull
As September quickly approaches and children start preparing to return to school, many local authorities across London have been busy implementing School Streets. As a result, the Hackney School Streets Hotline provided by CRP’s Healthy Streets Everyday (HSE) project, has been busier than ever!
The Hackney School Streets Hotline is a free telephone service aimed at helping HSE Partners and London Boroughs to design and implement successful School Streets. In July, the Hotline service was extended and made available to ALL London Boroughs, helping to provide tailored one-to-one support as well as up-to-the-minute, site specific advice from The London Borough of Hackney – a HSE partner who has years of direct ‘on the ground’ experience in implementing School Streets. Since the extension, the hotline service has actively helped 7 Local Authorities with the implementation of school streets, including Haringey, Bromley, Richmond and Brent.
As schools reopen, School Streets will play an important role in enabling social distancing at drop off and pick up times by creating more space outside of schools. The Hotline service, which is available until the 28th of September, can help HSE Partners and other London Boroughs to quickly implement School Streets that facilitate social distancing, support travel to school by walking, cycling or scooting, and that are in line with TfL’s Streetspace programme.
As the service has been increasingly busy, we encourage booking a 30 minute time slot in advance of the hotline’s weekly Monday operating hours to avoid disappointment.
CRP and its partners are extremely grateful to the Mayor’s Air Quality Fund for making this Schools Streets Hotline Extension possible.
For further information about the service, including how to book a session, please contact CRP Project Manager Fiona Coull – firstname.lastname@example.org