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Swindon Borough Council's 'School Streets' Scheme

LOCAL AUTHORITIES Swindon Borough Council's 'School Streets' Scheme

Rediweld Traffic was delighted to be part of this innovative trial with Swindon Borough Council. Our RediPave Traffic Islands are an ideal option for high traffic areas with the rubber material reducing any potential damage to car tyres.

The Islands are also quick and easy to install, requiring no excavation
and no spoil. This particular scheme was implemented within 1 - 2 hours of being on site.

The RediPave Traffic Islands can be easily used with surface mounted or excavated posts with relevant signage. This scheme incorporated an excavated post which allowed the RediPave Traffic Island to be easily implemented around the post.

Scheme Information

From Monday (8 March), Swindon Borough Council trial a ‘School Street’ on the section of Staldon Road adjacent to East Wichel Primary School in Swindon, as part of the School Safety Environment Zones scheme.

The aim of School Streets is to create a traffic free zone outside schools to provide families with the space they need to get to school safely, in the hope that it will encourage more children to walk, cycle or scoot to school.

Outside East Wichel Primary School, traffic will be prohibited from entering the street from 8.15 and 9.30 am and 2.45 and 3.45pm, except for permit holders. 

The trial School Street will be in place for up to 18 months, with a formal consultation taking place during the first six months. At the end of this period, Swindon Borough Council will review the trial and decide whether the scheme should be made permanent or not.

Lots more information on School Streets, including FAQs can be found here.

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I would like to thank all at Rediweld, Jeanette Holder, all the Office staff, the installation crew, for their excellent work and support they provided us during the most challenging times of 2020 and early 2021 in making this scheme achievable.

Swindon Borough Council

Traffic Management & Road Safety