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Active Travel Initiative - School Streets


As part of the Government’s Active Travel Fund (ATF) initiative, the County Council has developed a School Street trial to promote Active Travel.

The School Street will provide a safer and more attractive environment to the roads outside Arundel Primary School (Arundel), Swiss Gardens Primary School (Shoreham), and Thomas A Becket Junior School (Worthing). We anticipate this will encourage an active form of travel to and from the school gates, ultimately mitigating congestion and improving air quality.

Feedback from the school and surrounding community is a vital part of our ongoing monitoring and evaluation at every stage of the trial. Please use our survey (opens in new window) to provide your feedback.

We have a survey open for all to give us feedback. This ongoing engagement is open until 11:59pm on 31 May 2024.



Background


The School Street Trial Schemes prohibit motor vehicles entering the road directly at the school gates at drop-off and pick-up times, with exceptions for residents’ vehicles, businesses, Blue Badge holders, emergency services and certain others.

The County Council has worked with the school and community to ensure the trials meets the needs of the local community.

This trial is investigating:

  • the impact of a School Street on the schools, residents, businesses and wider communities
  • to determine if a School Street has a positive impact on sustainable travel modes such as walking, wheeling or cycling
  • the suitability of individual sites (i.e. location of school, surrounding environment and impact on local infrastructure)
  • the feasibility of delivering a School Street (i.e. displacement of traffic, resources required and adequate monitoring periods)
  • the perception of safety outside the school gates and if the implemented School Street has improved this

The County Council, in partnership with Sustrans (opens in new window), delivered various in-school activities which provided children with necessary skills and knowledge. Alongside this, schools have been undertaking some reporting and monitoring as well as surveys to help provide important data for the trial.

The decision (opens in new window) to use an Experimental Traffic Regulation Order which runs for a minimum of 6 months from September 2023 to March 2024, was awarded 27/07/2023. See FAQs for more detail on the ETRO.

If the scheme is extended beyond the trial then future School Streets will be based on level of interest and engagement from the School, alongside data, evidence and a suitability report. Each site will be judged on its own merit. Schools can use the register at the bottom of this page to record their interest in participating in this project.



School Streets Launching in September


The first three new schemes to encourage pupils and their families to make active and sustainable travel choices for the school run have been given the go ahead.

Initially, West Sussex County Council, supported by transport charity Sustrans, is working in partnership with three schools to introduce the experimental schemes at:

Arundel CE Primary School, Jarvis Road, Arundel

With motor vehicles prohibited between 8am to 9am and 3pm to 4pm – Link to Arundel CE Primary School Resident Letter

Thomas A Becket Junior School, Glebeside Avenue, Worthing

With motor vehicles prohibited between 8am to 9am and 2.30pm to 3.30pm – Link to Thomas A Becket Junior School Resident Letter

Swiss Gardens Primary School, Swiss Gardens, Shoreham

With motor vehicles prohibited between 8am to 9am and 2.30pm to 3.30pm. NB: buses are among permitted vehicles in this instance – Link to Swiss Gardens Primary School Resident Letter



Ongoing Monitoring and Evaluation


The trial will have constant monitoring using VivaCity (opens in new window) sensors. Signs publicising the new restrictions and timings will be installed at the entrances to each School Street and monitoring equipment used to gather data from before and during the trial.

Decision makers will need to make a decision about the ETRO based on the consultation results and other evidence. A decision outcome will be either:

  1. End the trial and remove the scheme
  2. Continue the trial, possibly with further modifications, and continue to consult and monitor the scheme impact, or
  3. End the trial and make the scheme permanent

The first review will be carried out at the 6-month period (March/April 2024).

For more detailed information, please visit our FAQs at the bottom of this page.



Accessibility


How to have your say

Please ensure you have read all the materials provided before responding.

Alternative Formats and Accessibility

If you require any of the information for this project in an alternative format, please contact us on 01243 642105 or via email at schoolstreets@westsussex.gov.uk and we will do our best to assist you. If you are deaf or hard of hearing and have an NGT texting app installed on your computer, laptop or smartphone, you can contact us on 18001 01243 642105.

For more information about the accessibility of this website, please see our Accessibility tab (opens in new window) at the foot of the page.



Survey Web Browser Compatibility


Please use one of the browsers below when completing the survey to ensure it looks and works as it should. These are:

· Microsoft Edge version 86 and above

· Chrome version 86 and above

· Firefox version 78 and above

· Safari version 14 and above

Active Travel Initiative - School Streets


As part of the Government’s Active Travel Fund (ATF) initiative, the County Council has developed a School Street trial to promote Active Travel.

The School Street will provide a safer and more attractive environment to the roads outside Arundel Primary School (Arundel), Swiss Gardens Primary School (Shoreham), and Thomas A Becket Junior School (Worthing). We anticipate this will encourage an active form of travel to and from the school gates, ultimately mitigating congestion and improving air quality.

Feedback from the school and surrounding community is a vital part of our ongoing monitoring and evaluation at every stage of the trial. Please use our survey (opens in new window) to provide your feedback.

We have a survey open for all to give us feedback. This ongoing engagement is open until 11:59pm on 31 May 2024.



Background


The School Street Trial Schemes prohibit motor vehicles entering the road directly at the school gates at drop-off and pick-up times, with exceptions for residents’ vehicles, businesses, Blue Badge holders, emergency services and certain others.

The County Council has worked with the school and community to ensure the trials meets the needs of the local community.

This trial is investigating:

  • the impact of a School Street on the schools, residents, businesses and wider communities
  • to determine if a School Street has a positive impact on sustainable travel modes such as walking, wheeling or cycling
  • the suitability of individual sites (i.e. location of school, surrounding environment and impact on local infrastructure)
  • the feasibility of delivering a School Street (i.e. displacement of traffic, resources required and adequate monitoring periods)
  • the perception of safety outside the school gates and if the implemented School Street has improved this

The County Council, in partnership with Sustrans (opens in new window), delivered various in-school activities which provided children with necessary skills and knowledge. Alongside this, schools have been undertaking some reporting and monitoring as well as surveys to help provide important data for the trial.

The decision (opens in new window) to use an Experimental Traffic Regulation Order which runs for a minimum of 6 months from September 2023 to March 2024, was awarded 27/07/2023. See FAQs for more detail on the ETRO.

If the scheme is extended beyond the trial then future School Streets will be based on level of interest and engagement from the School, alongside data, evidence and a suitability report. Each site will be judged on its own merit. Schools can use the register at the bottom of this page to record their interest in participating in this project.



School Streets Launching in September


The first three new schemes to encourage pupils and their families to make active and sustainable travel choices for the school run have been given the go ahead.

Initially, West Sussex County Council, supported by transport charity Sustrans, is working in partnership with three schools to introduce the experimental schemes at:

Arundel CE Primary School, Jarvis Road, Arundel

With motor vehicles prohibited between 8am to 9am and 3pm to 4pm – Link to Arundel CE Primary School Resident Letter

Thomas A Becket Junior School, Glebeside Avenue, Worthing

With motor vehicles prohibited between 8am to 9am and 2.30pm to 3.30pm – Link to Thomas A Becket Junior School Resident Letter

Swiss Gardens Primary School, Swiss Gardens, Shoreham

With motor vehicles prohibited between 8am to 9am and 2.30pm to 3.30pm. NB: buses are among permitted vehicles in this instance – Link to Swiss Gardens Primary School Resident Letter



Ongoing Monitoring and Evaluation


The trial will have constant monitoring using VivaCity (opens in new window) sensors. Signs publicising the new restrictions and timings will be installed at the entrances to each School Street and monitoring equipment used to gather data from before and during the trial.

Decision makers will need to make a decision about the ETRO based on the consultation results and other evidence. A decision outcome will be either:

  1. End the trial and remove the scheme
  2. Continue the trial, possibly with further modifications, and continue to consult and monitor the scheme impact, or
  3. End the trial and make the scheme permanent

The first review will be carried out at the 6-month period (March/April 2024).

For more detailed information, please visit our FAQs at the bottom of this page.



Accessibility


How to have your say

Please ensure you have read all the materials provided before responding.

Alternative Formats and Accessibility

If you require any of the information for this project in an alternative format, please contact us on 01243 642105 or via email at schoolstreets@westsussex.gov.uk and we will do our best to assist you. If you are deaf or hard of hearing and have an NGT texting app installed on your computer, laptop or smartphone, you can contact us on 18001 01243 642105.

For more information about the accessibility of this website, please see our Accessibility tab (opens in new window) at the foot of the page.



Survey Web Browser Compatibility


Please use one of the browsers below when completing the survey to ensure it looks and works as it should. These are:

· Microsoft Edge version 86 and above

· Chrome version 86 and above

· Firefox version 78 and above

· Safari version 14 and above


  • Overview


    The County Council will consider whether the provisions of this experimental Order should be made permanent. Any objections or comments regarding the provisions of this experimental Order and/or the proposal to make those provisions permanent, together with the grounds on which they are made must be received by 7 March 2024.

    Links to each school street notice can be found below.

    Arundel CE Primary School, Jarvis Road, Arundel - ARN-8006-MM (opens in new window)

    Thomas A Becket Junior School, Glebeside Avenue, Worthing - WOR-8025-MM (opens in new window)

    Swiss Gardens Primary School, Swiss Gardens, Shoreham - ADR-8018-MM (opens in new window)



    Data Privacy Policy


    The School Streets Team will use this ETRO Consultation survey to collect some personal data (e.g. your email address) which is necessary for the purposes of legitimate interests pursued by the controller, except where such interests are overridden by the rights of freedom from the data subject.

    Your data will be processed fairly in accordance with the 2018 Data Protection Act, the General Data Protection Regulations, and any subsequent relevant legislation. It will not be used for any other purpose other than that already stated. Please read our Data Protection Policy (opens in new window) for further details. 

    Personal data supplied in this survey will be held on computer for a period of up to 3 years after which it will be appropriately destroyed.

    The information you provide will be used for statistical analysis, management, planning and the provision of services by the County Council. West Sussex County Council will not share any personal information collected as part of this survey.



    Accessibility and alternate formats


    If you require any of the information for this project in an alternative format, please contact us on 01243 642105 or via email at schoolstreets@westsussex.gov.uk and we will do our best to assist you. If you are deaf or hard of hearing and have an NGT texting app installed on your computer, laptop or smartphone, you can contact us on 18001 01243 642105.

    For more information about the accessibility of this website, please see our Accessibility tab (opens in new window) at the foot of the page.



    Survey Web Browser Compatibility


    Please use one of the browsers below when completing the survey to ensure it looks and works as it should. These are:

    · Microsoft Edge version 86 and above

    · Chrome version 86 and above

    · Firefox version 78 and above

    · Safari version 14 and above

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  • This survey is for PARENT and CARERS of pupils attending one of the following schools:

    Arundel Primary School, Jarvis Road, Arundel

    Swiss Gardens Primary School, Swiss Gardens, Shoreham

    Thomas a Becket Junior School, Glebeside Avenue, Worthing.

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  • Please complete this survey if you are a resident living in or around a West Sussex school street.

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  • This survey is for the general public who is not a member of the school staff, nor a parent or carer of pupils attending the school, nor a resident living in or around a school street.

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  • This survey is for STAFF working at one of the following schools:

    Arundel Primary School, Jarvis Road, Arundel

    Swiss Gardens Primary School, Swiss Gardens, Shoreham

    Thomas a Becket Junior School, Glebeside Avenue, Worthing.

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  • Introduction


    As a resident you have a right to access your property within the ‘school street’ during the restricted times of the trial. In order to monitor compliance with the timed restriction we need to be able to identify residents from unauthorised vehicles.

    For the purpose of the trial, this information will be held securely for the duration of the trial and will only be used in cases of enforcement of the 'school street' trial area. On conclusion of the trial, if the ‘school street’ is made permanent then residents will be informed of the process to formally register their details, and records linked to the trial will be deleted.

    This form is used for; Obtaining access for residents, Removing an existing vehicle,  Temporary access for visitors and other access types. Please follow the online process, you will not need to register vehicle details if attendance to the property is outside of the restriction timings.

    Arundel CE Primary School: 8 am to 9 am and 3 pm to 4 pm.

    Thomas A Becket Junior School: 8 am to 9 am and 2.30 pm to 3.30 pm.

    Swiss Gardens Primary School: 8 am to 9 am and 2.30 pm to 3.30 pm.

    If you change your vehicle during the trial period, just register your new vehicle and follow the online instructions to remove the original vehicle.

    For the duration of the trial we ask that residents work with us to avoid any unnecessary vehicle movements within the restriction times. Where possible please arrange for any deliveries to be made outside of the restriction timings to avoid conflict or confusion with unauthorised users. 



    Data Policy


    The School Streets Team will use a feedback survey to collect some personal data (e.g. your email address) which is necessary for the purposes of legitimate interests pursued by the controller, except where such interests are overridden by the rights of freedom from the data subject.

    Your data will be processed fairly in accordance with the 2018 Data Protection Act, the General Data Protection Regulations, and any subsequent relevant legislation. It will not be used for any other purpose other than that already stated. Please read our Data Protection Policy (opens in new window) for further details. 

    Personal data supplied in this survey will be held on computer for a period of up to 3 years after which it will be appropriately destroyed.

    The information you provide will be used for statistical analysis, management, planning and the provision of services by the County Council. West Sussex County Council will not share any personal information collected as part of this survey.

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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    This survey was amended on 3 October 2023 based on some of the feedback received.


    Data Policy


    The School Streets Team will use a feedback survey to collect some personal data (e.g. your email address) which is necessary for the purposes of legitimate interests pursued by the controller, except where such interests are overridden by the rights of freedom from the data subject.

    Your data will be processed fairly in accordance with the 2018 Data Protection Act, the General Data Protection Regulations, and any subsequent relevant legislation. It will not be used for any other purpose other than that already stated. Please read our Data Protection Policy (opens in new window) for further details. 

    Personal data supplied in this survey will be held on computer for a period of up to 3 years after which it will be appropriately destroyed.

    The information you provide will be used for statistical analysis, management, planning and the provision of services by the County Council. West Sussex County Council will not share any personal information collected as part of this survey.

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