School Streets create safer spaces around schools by reducing vehicle movements near to the school gates. The School Street zone includes Hazelwood Lane between Lightcliffe Road and New River Crescent, Riverway between The Crest and Hazelwood Lane, and Kingsley Road. The School Street will be closed between 8.15am to 9.15am and 2.45pm to 3.45pm from Monday to Friday during term time. The zone is shown on the map.
The decision to introduce this School Street was made following a period of statutory consultation held in May 2022.
The School Street will be enforced using Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras. If you drive into the zone during the hours of operation without an exemption you will be issued with a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN).
Some exemptions are available. Exempted vehicles are able to pass through the School Street zone at all times, including during the hours of operation. Exemptions are free and can now be applied for online. Exemptions include:
- Residents who live within and businesses who operate within the School Street zone
- Parents and carers of pupils of the school who are Blue Badge holders