School Street for Windmill Primary School

Part of Windmill Road in Belle Isle could be declared a School Street, limiting vehicle access at the start and end of the school day, according to a report published yesterday (21 March 2024).

Windmill Primary School, together with St Bartholomew’s in Armley and Ireland Wood in Weetwood have been shortlisted for the scheme, but there is only enough funding for two of the projects. The third school will go on a reserve list for future implementation.

School Streets are designed to make entrances to schools safer and promote sustainable travel to school. Schemes already operate at Clapgate, Middleton St Mary’s and Ingram Road primary schools. These have been shown to an increase in walking and cycling as well as improving air quality outside schools.

A Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) will be used to restrict vehicular access on Windmill Road, west of Belle Isle Road, outside Windmill Primary School during the morning drop off and afternoon pick up times, with exemptions for access permit holders, authorised vehicles and blue badge holders.

Implementation of the scheme, along with two other Leeds primary schools, is being funded by £48,000 from West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s Active Travel Fund. Work is expected to take place during the summer term.

You can read the full report here.


Corrected 23 March 2024

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