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'School Streets' Scheme


School Streets



Many schools experience a number of traffic related issues at the beginning and end of each school day. Solihull Council has therefore introduced ‘School Streets’ to address such issues by limiting traffic in the streets surrounding schools at key times, creating a predominantly car free zone.


Marston Green Infant Academy is one of three schools in the area that have these restrictions in place.  The aim is to create a safer, more pleasant environment for everyone around schools. The scheme will promote active travel to school by walking and cycling, which in turn, will help to reduce congestion and pollution in the area.


The anticipated benefits of the scheme include:

  • An increase in walking and cycling and active lifestyles for pupils and parents/carers
  • A reduction in traffic speed, congestion and pollution around the school gates which will aid children and parents when accessing school
  • Improvements in levels of childhood obesity
  • Provide a tool to allow the Council to proactively respond to parking related concerns raised by parents and residents



What are the restrictions?

Elm Farm Avenue


The restrictions are in place on Monday - Friday at the following times:


8:20am - 9:00am


2:45pm - 3:45pm


The restrictions mean that most vehicles, including those driven by parents and carers will not be able to drive into Elm Farm Avenue to drop off or pick up children during the periods that the restriction is in force.


There will however be a number of exemptions to the restriction that will permit certain traffic to use the roads during the period that the restriction is in force.  Further information on these, including information for residents living on the restricted streets, can be found here.


A new 20mph speed limit for all traffic is also in operation at all times.  New gateway signage are in place at each entrance to the School Streets displaying the times that the restriction are in force.