Don't Park Here
DON'T PARK HERE
Fifes’ Junior Road Safety Officers want to explain why their #dontparkhere message is so important and why they want to be able to actively travel to school safely by reducing congestion around the school gate. They are asking you, their parents, not to park on the school keep clears, or block peoples drives and think about their safety, their health, and the environment.
School-related traffic congestion and the risks congestion poses to the safety of the pupils, teachers, parents, residents, and motorists in and around school locations is a significant problem in communities around Fife. The most obvious cause of traffic congestion around our schools is vehicles, and the biggest source of those vehicles is parents’ dropping off and picking up their children from school.
Statistics highlight that 1 in 4 cars during the hours of 8:30 to 9:15 and 2:30 to 3:15 is primary school traffic.
Since last year's campaign we have seen a reduction in car use with our annual Hands Up Survey highlighting that 19% of Fife pupils are being driven to school compared to 23%. An additional 11% are opting to Park and Stride. That is 12,268 pupils being driven in and around our school streets.
Fife Council’s Road and Transportation Service, along with Safer Communities are working with schools in Fife to develop School Travel Plans and support Junior Road Safety Officers to develop campaigns such as Walking Buses, Park n Stride sites, Parking Pledges, available routes to school maps, delivery of Bikeability as well as looking at any engineering works that may be required to make active travel to school your first choice of travel.
For further information on school travel plans and the work being carried out by Fife Council with regards to its transport strategy, click on the links below.
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