School Streets – A Pilot Scheme for Cardiff
Cardiff Council has announced that to address roads around school gates being dominated by cars, causing a potential danger to children and contributing to harmful pollution levels, a pilot scheme will be introduced around five schools.
Cardiff Council wants to ensure that children can attend school as safely as possible; the School Street scheme will begin on from the 6 January 2020, to help to reduce traffic around school entrances during peak drop-off and pick-up times.
During term time, motor vehicles will not be permitted to drive in the specified streets on weekdays between 8.30am - 9.15am and 2.45pm - 3.45pm. Signs will inform drivers of the restrictions at the entrance to the School Street and any unauthorised vehicles entering during restricted times will be issued with a penalty charge notice of £70, reduced to £35 if paid within 21 days.
School Streets are located around the following schools:
- Ysgol Melin Gruffydd
- Ysgol Pencaerau
- Peter Lea Primary School
- Llandaff Church in Wales School
- Lansdowne Primary School
A location map for School Street can be found on the Cardiff Council website
Residents and Blue Badge holders who need to access the school, can apply for a permit which will allow their vehicle to drive in a School Street during restricted times. The free permit will be separate to any existing residents parking permit and can be applied for through the Cardiff Council website.