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|South Africa||Cape Town||School bus, Shared transport (minibus, matatu, etc), Private transport (carpool, etc)||School drop-off/pick-up||Safe Travel To School||STTS works with over 1,000 scholar transporters to create a cohort of safe drivers to transport approx 18,000 children to and from school daily through key interventions such as road worthiness of vehicle, installing a tracking device to monitor driver behavior, training drivers in child safeguarding, first aid and defensive driving. Drivers receive their driving report monthly and annually the safest driver is selected and awarded a prize of a new vehicle. With children returning to school as the lock down restrictions are eased, the scholar drivers are supported with masks for themselves and the child passengers, sanitizers, thermometers and disinfectant to ensure the safety of the children and the drivers.||July 2020 onwards||Ideally scholar drivers should be transporting children at 50% capacity but due to livelihood / financial restrictions, they continue at 100% occupancy. For this reason drivers are strongly encouraged to adhere to the masking, sanitizing, ventilation, restricted talking during the journey, daily temperature checks, regular disinfection of vehicles. Drivers work with schools to ensure that children who do show symptoms are followed up.||ADAPTED||Discovery Insure primary donor, Department of Transport (Western Cape), St John's Community Health Program||https://www.childsafe.org.za/index.html||Yolande Bakeremail@example.com||ChildSafe|
|United Kingdom||London||Walk, Cycle, Scoot||School drop-off/pick-up, Air quality||School Streets||School Streets in London close off the road for a designated time outside the school in order to provide a safe entrance for children, and create more space for social distancing. Over 100 have already started, with over 400 planned||August 21, 2020||A few streets in London had been closed like this before COVID-19, but they are being rapidly expanded in response to the crisis||NEW||Greater London Authority||http://schoolstreets.org.uk/ http://content.tfl.gov.uk/appendix-8-supplementary-guidance-on-school-streets.pdf http://content.tfl.gov.uk/appendix-8-supplementary-guidance-on-school-streets.pdf||https://inews.co.uk/news/environment/councils-urge-parents-walk-scoot-cycle-september-school-run-579434 |
|United States||Detroit||Walk, Cycle, Scoot||School drop-off/pick-up, Air quality||Streets for People Streets for Learning||The City of Detroit is working with three community-based organizations to temporarily close streets near neighborhood schools and parks in Springwells, Warrendale, and northwest Detroit to create outdoor community hubs for young people and other residents.||These partners will each program their own spaces tailored to the needs of the specific community where they are based, focusing on creating outdoor learning space, providing childcare, hosting enrichment activities, and creating street art.||NEW||NACTO, City of Detroit, Urban Neighborhood Initiatives (UNI), GOAL line, Warrendale Community Organization (WCO)||https://nacto.org/program/streets-for-pandemic-response-and-recovery-grant-program/|
|Vietnam||Pleiku City (Gia Lai province)||All||School drop-off/pick-up||Slow Zones, Safe Zones||With funding from Fondation Botnar, and under the management of Global Road Safety Partnership (GRSP), AIP Foundation worked in partnership with Vietnam Government to implement "Slow Zones, Safe Zones" program in Gia Lai province. The program aimed at improving road infrastructure in order to make it safer for students commuting to and from school. Interventions, with a focus on speed, included enhancing road infrastructure, increasing public awareness, delivering education, and advocating for a legal standard of a school zone in Pleiku. Provincial People’s Committee of Gia Lai officially passed a Decision on speed reduction (from 50-60km/h) to 30-40km/h in school zones in Pleiku city in Aug. 2020. Provincial government of Gia Lai also ordered the (Pleiku) city government to allocate budgets for school modification in order to increase safety for children. Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) in Vietnam supports AIP Foundation’s pilot of e-curriculum on road safety skills. The pilot is conducted in three provinces of Vietnam in order to create a solid evidence to advocate for national adoption. MOET will conduct independent assessment of the pilot, and provide feedback for e-curriculum improvement before passing a Decision of approval for national scale-up.||August 1, 2020||Before our intervention, some vehicles were driving as fast as 70-80 km/h. The safety modifications were validated by scientific assessments like the Star Rating for Schools (SR4S) App, which determined that both pilot schools successfully increased their safety rating to 5 stars. Speed reduction results were comparably significant, with maximum speed at both target schools reduced by as much as 18-21 km/h. Among self-report student road crashes, the rate of crashes near target schools decreased from 34.1% to 30.4%.||EXISTING||Vietnam National Traffic Safety Committee; Ministry of Education and Training; Gia Lai province governments; Botnar Foundation; GRSP; Nissan Motor Corporation, Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), and Kova Paint Company.||https://www.aip-foundation.org/speed-reduction-pilot-program-concludes-with-positive-results-and-lasting-community-impact/||https://www.facebook.com/GiamTocDoTruongHocAnToan|
Nguyen Thi Quy Linh
National Program Director
|Ethiopia||Addis Ababa||Walk, Cycle, School bus, Public transportation (BRT, train, etc)||Vulnerable and marginalized populations, School drop-off/pick-up||Safe Routes to School Program||Addis Ababa’s Road Safety Strategy, launched in 2017, aims to reduce traffic fatalities and injuries by creating safer streets for all road users. Recognizing children are one of the most vulnerable road users, the city initiated a school road safety program as part of the Road Safety Strategy Implementation Plan. The program aims to increase safety and convenience for children through two main street design improvements: 1) providing and improving pedestrian infrastructure in the school zone and 2) implementing speed reduction interventions to lower speeds to 30 km/h. The program also includes developing awareness campaigns to increase driver awareness in the school zone areas and a long-term plan to have stricter policies when determining the location and design of schools i.e. considering land use and traffic volumes.||2017 - 2020 (inspections and audits); Phase 2: 2020-2021 (implementation in the immediate vicinity); Phase 3: 2022-2023 (implementation within the 2km)||WRI identified the 3 schools with highest risk for traffic crashes. Schools were selected primarily based on population and crash fatality data. The GIS analysis demonstrated the hot spot school zones with high child fatalities in densely populated areas. A 2km radius vicinity immediately within the school zone was also marked as a buffer zone. Additionally, recreation sites and road segments were recorded. WRI together with city carried out a road safety inspection at one of the identified schools and prepared a report highlighting the road safety challenges and potential recommendations. This inspection was scaled to over 50 schools using a checklist and the example from the first inspection. The plan now is to scale the implementation and do this in phases i.e. phase 2 in the immediate vicinity of the school and in the next phase include the 2km buffer zone and in third phase it will be the entire route.||EXISTING||Addis Ababa Traffic Management Agency, Addis Ababa Transport Bureau||Iman Abubakerfirstname.lastname@example.org||WRI Africa|
Urban Mobility Project Manager
|United Kingdom||Leeds||Walk, Cycle, Scoot||School drop-off/pick-up||School Streets||The School Streets scheme will also help children, families and school staff to socially distance during the coronavirus crisis||September 2020||The scheme removes traffic from some roads outside of primary schools during term time at the school's opening and closing times. These types of restrictions are known as School Streets.|
Vehicles will not be able to drive through these roads and parents and carers will not be able to drive into these streets to drop off or pick up children.
|United Kingdom||Cardiff||Walk, Cycle, Scoot||School drop-off/pick-up||School Streets||Roads around school gates are often dominated by cars – many causing a danger to children and contributing to harmful pollution levels in the area. School Streets are areas around Primary School entrances that are pedestrianised during peak drop-off and pick-up times to help children access the school safely, promote active travel and reduce air pollution.||September 2020||14 schools in Cardiff are included in the scheme. Only vehicles with valid School Street permits will be permitted to enter the School Street area during restricted times.||ADAPTED||https://www.cardiff.gov.uk/ENG/resident/Parking-roads-and-travel/school-streets/Pages/default.aspx||https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/politics/schools-cardiff-roads-closed-coronavirus-18484481|
|United Kingdom||Solihull, Birmingham||Walk, Cycle, Scoot||School drop-off/pick-up||School Streets||Many schools across the borough experience a number of traffic related issues at the beginning and end of each school day. |
Solihull Council therefore introduced ‘School Streets’, a project which aims to address such issues by limiting traffic in the streets surrounding schools at key times, creating a predominantly car free zone.
|September 2020||Scheme started in September 2017, but is being expanded to new schools in response to COVID-19||ADAPTED||https://www.solihull.gov.uk/schoolstreets||https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/parents-banned-three-schools-drop-18848813|
|United Kingdom||Brighton||Walk, Cycle, Scoot||School drop-off/pick-up||School Streets||The restrictions will prohibit most cars from accessing the streets under the threat of a penalty notice. The “School Streets” scheme is a bid to support social distancing, increase road safety and promote active lifestyles.||September 2020||14 Brighton schools will be taking part in the city’s School Streets project, which aims to help get children safely back to school by making extra physical distancing space at the school gate.||NEW||https://new.brighton-hove.gov.uk/news/2020/school-streets-project-will-begin-14-city-schools-september||https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/18693928.school-roads-close-across-brighton-hove-ones/|
|Denmark||Aalberg, Copenhagen||All||School drop-off/pick-up||Physical distancing||Schools in Denmark were among the first to go back. Parents were given staggered times to drop off their children to avoid too many people arriving at the same time.||April 2020||Pupils had to queue to enter the school building alongside specially painted lines, each spaced two metres apart.||NEW||https://www.thelocal.dk/20200415/in-pics-denmarks-schools-reopening|
|United Kingdom||London||Public Transportation, School Bus||Dedicated school buses||Dozens of extra buses are being laid on for London’s busiest school routes. These 'school services' will be clearly signed and are planned to operate on:|
All existing school services, and
Every other bus on key routes from 07:30-09:30 and 14:30-16:30 on weekdays
|September 2020||All children aged 11 or older have to wear face coverings on public transport, and on some lines about half of all buses will be for pupils only, with a designated “schools service” sign.|
The dedicated schools buses can be filled to capacity, but limits remain on regular services. Government guidance allows for all seats to be occupied on these 'school services', doubling their capacity.
|United Kingdom||London||Walk, Cycle, Scoot||Posters to encourage walking and cycling to school||Posters made available to encourage people to walk and cycle to school||September 2020||Schools can download posters and put up to encourage active travel||EXISTING||https://tfl.gov.uk/info-for/schools-and-young-people/teaching-resources/walk-cycle-scoot|
|New Zealand||All||School drop-off/pick-up||Kiss and go zones at school||Instead of escorting their children to class, parents dropped them at "kiss and go" zones||May 2020||NEW||https://medicalxpress.com/news/2020-05-school-zealand-kids.html|
|United Kingdom||Kent||All||20mph zones across whole town||Kent County Council currently has plans to introduce four new 20mph zones across Kent - two town-wide schemes in Tonbridge and Faversham , and two centre-wide schemes in Tunbridge Wells and Margate. This expands existing zones around schools and residential areas to the whole town||September 2020||KCC is using a Government "active travel grant" in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic. The argument is that if the public perceive the town centres to be safer, they are more likely to walk or cycle, and so help improve the nation's health and tackle obesity. The local MP said "Achieving a town-wide 20mph zone in Tonbridge is what many want. Those of us with young children, with difficulty getting around or who just like to wander down a safer roads welcome this change.||NEW||https://www.kentonline.co.uk/kent/news/more-kent-towns-to-have-20mph-speed-limit-233372/||https://www.timeslocalnews.co.uk/tonbridge-news/20mph-across-all-of-tonbridge-as-part-of-post-lockdown-transport-changes|
|Canada||Winnipeg||All||Lower speed limits in school zones, speed enforcement and flashing lights||Under a city bylaw, speed limits drop from 50 km/h to 30 km/h in Winnipeg school zones from September to June. The rules are in effect Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.|
In June Winnipeg police said more than 8,000 tickets for speeding through school zones were issued — nearly double the 4,300 such tickets that had been doled out in June 2019. Enforcement kicked back in when schools partially reopened in June, which police say may have led to confusion for drivers.
|September 2020||Winnipeg police say with more students expected to walk to school due to COVID-19, following the rules of the road is more important. A Winnipeg business owner says he’s ready to start installing flashing lights around schools in an effort to help drivers know to slow down.||EXISTING||https://globalnews.ca/news/7310044/reduced-speed-limits-back-in-winnipeg-school-zones-gifted-flashing-lights-coming-soon/|
|United States||New York||All||Speed cameras, lower speed limits||The Department of Transportation (DOT) has achieved its goal of installing speed cameras in 750 school zones throughout the five boroughs making it the largest speed camera network anywhere in the world. In an effort to further curb speeding on city streets, the mayor also announced that the speed limit will be reduced by five miles per hour on nine streets throughout the city||September 2020||Currently, 950 speed cameras are installed throughout the city within the 750 designated school zones.|
Though the number of school zones with cameras is legally capped at 750, zones are permitted to have multiple cameras, with the city planning to have 2,000 total cameras operating within the 750 zones by the end of 2021.
Even under COVID-19, this administration has maintained our commitment to keep our streets safe for the all users, especially the most vulnerable,” said DOT Commissioner Polly Trottenberg. “We are reducing speed limits on some of the city’s most crash-prone corridors, and growing our speed camera program at a rate that will make our system the largest in the world.”
|Japan||Country||Walk||Other, traffic safety||Japanese walking school buses - decades old||Japan has for over 50 years had walking school buses nationally. The majority of children in elementary school go by foot to school.||September 2020||Full paper available detailing the differences between this system and the Australian one.||EXISTING||Federal government||https://corpus.ulaval.ca/jspui/bitstream/20.500.11794/1888/1/Walking%20school%20bus%20Japan%20and%20Canada%20final.pdf||Owen Waygoodemail@example.com||Polytechnique Montréal||Assoc. Professor||Yes|
|Colombia||Bogotá||Walk, Cycle||Vulnerable and marginalized populations, School drop-off/pick-up||Kids First Mobility Program - Reactivation adapting to the pandemic||Kids First is a mobility program implemented in Bogotá, that aims to improve the travel experience and accessibility to education of kids and teenagers between 5 and 16 years old, who commute to school by walking and cycling. Kids First is composed of two projects that work directly with the student population: “Al Colegio en Bici” and “Ciempiés”. These projects in normal conditions accompany children to schools through walking and cycling caravans. As schools remain closed, but the city recognizes the importance of social interaction on student mental health, they implemented a strategy for outdoor physical activity in the public spaces close to student homes. To start, the projects surveyed the willingness of families to let their kids participate. The program explained the benefits of physical activity and social interaction for physical and mental health and development, and defined proper hygeine and physical distancing protocols during the pandemic.||September 8th 2020||Almost 500 kids benefited from doing physical activities outdoors during the days Friday 4th and Saturday 5th of September. The projects will continue learning on the way through this experience of adapting the services to the COVID-19 Pandemic.||ADAPTED||Mobility and Education Districts of Bogotá and Bloomberg Philanthropies||https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siq310zaRFw||https://www.childhealthinitiative.org/media/791443/kids-first-reactivation.pdf||Luisa Rubio|
District Mobility, Bogotá
|Czech Republic||Prague||All||School drop-off/pick up||School Streets Project Pilot||Prague is currently testing a pilot project aimed to make the areas surrounding schools safer. The transport regime in the vicinity of selected school facilities will be adjusted as part of the "School Street" project. By restricting car access, the city authorities want to grant a safer and more comfortable start of the day to children and staff.||September 8th 2020|| Its main goal is to improve school safety but also – to draw attention to alternative transport options.|
For this purpose, for a period of three weeks, the traffic will be modified so that no motor vehicles will be allowed to enter the streets in front of the selected school establishments. The limitations apply only for 30 minutes before the start of the school day (7:30-8:00
|NEW||The “School Street” project is a cooperation between the Prague Department of Transport, Prague 20 City District and two primary schools - Stoliňská and Chodovická.||https://www.themayor.eu/en/prague-is-testing-a-pilot-school-street-project||https://news.expats.cz/czech-education/prague-is-testing-car-free-zones-in-front-of-elementary-schools/|
|Belgium||Flanders||All||School drop-off/pick up||School street initiative ("Schoolstraat")||The Flemish government is encouraging local authorities to set up neighbourhood traffic restrictions to make streets around schools safer and reduce children’s exposure to air pollution. The aim of the campaign is to get as many schools as possible to test the “school street” initiative in September and October.||June 2018||School streets have already been tested in Ghent and a couple of other Flemish towns, with encouraging results. The introduction of restrictions in Onderstraat and Vinkeslagstraat in Ghent convinced 7% of parents to stop coming to school by car, while 14% of parents and pupils considered arriving by bicycle or on foot in good weather.||EXISTING|
|Belgium||Flanders||All||Walking||Fully lighted zebra crossing||Belgium will get its first illuminated pedestrian crossing next week when Lokeren, in East Flanders, installs one in a street with two schools||August 2020||Lokeren, near Ghent in East Flanders, is the first city in Belgium to get a lighted pedestrian crossing. A trial project will soon be underway on Heilig Hartlaan, where there are both a primary and secondary school. While zebra crossings using fluorescent paint or with spotlights are not new, fully illuminated white stripes have not yet been seen in Belgium. The devices were invented by a Dutch firm a few years ago, and the Netherlands now has several such crossings.|
“It is made up of panels that are placed in steel frames and set into the ground,” says mobility city councillor Sabine Van Rysselberghe (Open VLD). “Lighting is then installed underneath these panels.”
|Ireland||Dublin||All||School drop-off/pick up||School Zone||4 more School Zones were implemented in Star of the Sea, Canal Way Educate Together, St. Peter’s & Green Lanes schools. They help to prevent illegal parking at schools & encourage drivers to slow down, making it safer for children to walk/cycle to school||September 2020||School Zones are designed to encourage vehicles to slow down, discourage drop off and pick up to reduce congestion and increase safety at the school gate.|
On 1st July 2020, the Health Service Executive (HSE) released ‘Interim Recommendations’ for the reopening of schools including promoting of active travel to school and encouraging parents to park further away from the school and then walk with their children to avoid congestion.
The first school zones were introduced in August 2020. The Francis Street CBS school zone includes gateway line-marking stating ‘School Zone’ at either end of the area; the front of school area demarcated by specific colour circles on road surface; plus a number of pencil shaped bollards to prevent illegal parking in vicinity of school. The design features assist in creating a safer, calmer, more attractive environment at the school gate.
|NEW||Dublin City Council, in collaboration with the NTA and Green-Schools||https://greenschoolsireland.org/dublins-first-school-zone-is-launched-at-francis-street-cbs/ ; https://twitter.com/DubCityCouncil/status/1312056711574937600||https://dublinpeople.com/news/dublin/articles/2020/08/27/lord-mayor-launches-dublins-first-school-zone-as-kids-go-back/|
|United Kingdom||London||All||Air Quality||Air Quality Monitoring of School Streets||30 cutting-edge sensors which record nitrogen dioxide levels are being installed at 18 primary schools across Brent, Enfield and Lambeth. Half of these schools have recently introduced a School Street, so it will be possible to measure their air quality improvements and compare them to schools with roads open to motor traffic.|
Meanwhile, surveys will try to measure behaviour changes as a result of new School Streets, such as reduced car use and increased walking, cycling and scooting.
|September 2020||TfL has funded 430 new School Streets – where roads surrounding schools are closed to motor traffic at drop-off and pick-up times – across London through its Streetspace plan to help avoid a car-led recovery from COVID-19.||NEW||Co-funded by the FIA Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies and the Greater London Authority||https://www.bikebiz.com/school-streets-air-quality-monitoring-project-launched/|
|United States||California||School bus, Shared transport (minibus, matatu, etc), Private transport (carpool, etc)||Preparing school buses for safe return||California state guidance includes details about how to ensure school bus drivers are able to socially distance.||https://stnonline.com/news/as-california-schools-reopen-state-association-issues-transportation-guidance/|
|Canada||Manitoba / Winnipeg||All||School Streets pilot||The School Street is an important component of Isaac Brock’s COVID-19 response plan. This is an innovative way to provide space for students, parents and teachers to physical distance to keep the school community safe and healthy.||September 2020||A 60-day pilot, beginning on the first day of school at Isaac Brock: September 8 - November 7, 2020.||New||Green Action Centre, Winnipeg school division||https://greenactioncentre.ca/at-school/school-streets-pilot/||https://winnipegsun.com/news/news-news/0925-school-streets|
|United Kingdom||Lewisham, London||All||Air Quality||School Streets expansion||A further 16 roads will face closures in Lewisham, as the council expands its school streets initiative.||November 2020||“With COVID restrictions limiting access to our school site, our families are able to congregate outside of our school gates with the knowledge that the street is a safer place to be.|
“As Head of School, I monitor the School Street each day equipped with my 'walkie talkie' and 'hi-vis jacket'.
“By doing this, our staff have been able to connect much more with our local community - it is great to say hello to not just our own families but local residents too.
Lewisham expanding school streets scheme to 16 roads | News Shopper
|United States||Arlington County, Virginia||Walk, Scoot, Wheelchair, School bus, Other, Car Pool||School drop-off/pick up||Expanding Walk Zones to Reduce Schoolbus Demand in Arlington, Virginia (USA)||To reduce demand on school buses, which are limited to carrying only 11 students per trip to maintain social distancing during COVID-19, Arlington Public Schools (APS) expanded walk zones at 16 of 23 elementary schools for school year 2020-21. These expanded walk zones (XWZs) contain neighborhoods that lie within the 1-mile walk zone for elementary schools, but because some routes included multi-lane intersections, major roadways or otherwise less desirable walking conditions, students in these neighborhoods had been provided school bus service. During Summer 2020, APS Transportation Planning staff examined existing walk zones and proposed expansion in some areas. By conducting walk audits of these proposed XWZs, mapping "navigation routes" for families, coordinating with transportation engineers to identify priority safety interventions, and collaborating with police and County staff to supplement crossing guard coverage with flaggers, public safety aides and other staff covering critical crossings, APS was able to harness existing resources to reduce demand on school buses, encourage walking and biking and maximize transportation efficiencies. APS staff also created Navigation Maps to help families practice their routes, customized Walking School Bus/Bike Train resources with COVID guidance to encourage organization of neighborhood groups, and met with individual school administrators, PTAs and community members to outline the approach and engage the community.||March-December 2020||Schools are tentatively scheduled to re-open in January 2021, so community engagement is ongoing. Families are being encouraged to practice their new XWZ walking routes at arrival and dismissal times, and carrying backpacks, in the weeks before returning to school.||NEW||Arlington County (Department of Transportation, Parks and Recreation, Communications), Arlington County Police Department, WalkArlington, BikeArlington, Arlington Pedestrian Advisory Committee, Arlington Families for Safe Streets, County Council of PTAs||https://www.apsva.us/aps-goes-green/transportation/sy-2020-21-expanded-walk-zones/ https://www.apsva.us/safe-routes-to-school-overview/ https://www.apsva.us/safe-routes-to-school-overview/walkbike-to-school-day/ https://www.apsva.us/safe-routes-to-school-overview/resources-srt/||Lauren Hasselfirstname.lastname@example.org||Arlington Public Schools||Safe Routes to School Coordinator||Yes|
|UK||Leeds||All||Active travel neighbourhoods||Leeds City Council has unveiled the first of its trial active travel neighbourhoods, which are part of a new scheme to improve the local environment.|
The neighbourhoods (also known as ‘low traffic neighbourhoods’) introduced initially in Hyde Park and Chapeltown, with a scheme in Beeston soon to follow.
It marks the start of temporary trials for a minimum of six months, during which the council will closely consult, monitor and evaluate their impact.
The trial changes are looking to improve road safety, encourage children to play outside, promote walking and cycling and make the air in these residential streets cleaner to breathe.
|November 2020||The council’s parks and countryside team will install up to 120 planters across 60 locations, over the active travel neighbourhoods.|
All streets can still be accessed by residents, businesses, deliveries and emergency vehicles but it will no longer be quicker for vehicles that do not need to visit the area to cut through.
|NEW||Leeds City Council||https://news.leeds.gov.uk/news/first-active-travel-neighbourhood-pilots-across-leeds||https://airqualitynews.com/2020/11/10/active-travel-neighbourhood-trial-starts-in-leeds/|
|Canada||Vancouver||All||School drop-off/pick up||School Streets||Vancouver’s plan to create safe ‘School Streets’ is gaining pace as the city launches a month-long pilot at three elementary (primary) schools||April 2021||Staff will monitor the pilot, collect feedback from the school community and residents and give feedback on their main findings. It will also provide information on whether establishing School Streets at other schools may be feasible.||NEW||Vancouver School Board|
School Streets | City of Vancouver
|US||Milwaukee||Walking, Cycling||Youth||Safe walking and biking for youth in pandemic||Despite significant challenges to advancing safety improvements around schools and engaging with |
communities in-person during the pandemic, DPW staff continued to innovate and adapt by holding
workshops and walks outside. These efforts ensured that physical distancing requirements were met
while continuing to include parents, students, school staff, and neighbors in improving traffic safety
The Wisconsin Bike Fed also continued its efforts to encourage safe bicycling and get children outside
throughout 2020. Its summer bicycle camps were modified to be fully outdoors, Safe Routes to School
program elements were retooled into a ‘Safe Routes from Home’ curriculum, and the Champion Training
program to train school staff to ride a bike to school continued.
|April 2021||Milwaukee Safe Routes to School Program is the recipient of the 2021 Vision Zero for Youth Innovation |
Award. The program, which received leadership and support from the Milwaukee Department of Public
Works (DPW) and Wisconsin Bike Fed, was selected because of its creative, community-driven efforts to
support safe walking and biking for youth during the COVID-19 pandemic
|ADAPTED||Milwaukee Department of Public Works (DPW) and Wisconsin Bike Fed|
Safe Routes MKE 2020 (adobe.com)
|India||Mumbai||Walk, School bus, Shared transport (minibus, matatu, etc), Two-wheeler (motorcycle, etc), Private transport (carpool, etc)||School drop-off/pick-up||Safer Access to School Project, Pilot : Christ Church School Precinct, Mumbai||The vision of the project: To provide a safer environment for children commuting to schools through evidence-based and child-friendly street design interventions.||April 2021||Every child and young person have the right to be in an environment where they feel safe, whether it’s while crossing the street or while walking on the sidewalks. However, while improving urban infrastructure, we always do not consider children as a main stakeholder, let alone their needs and demands. The goal of this project is to understand and mainstream the needs of children in the urban policy and planning framework. As a part of Bloomberg Initiative for Global Road Safety, WRI India along is working on proposing child friendly infrastructure and safer routes around schools in Mumbai. For pilot project, WRI has selected E ward constituency and surveyed schools in it. After analysing the existing physical parameters, existing infrastructure around these schools, and age groups of the school kids, WRI selected the precincts of Chirst Church School to further investigate and make safer by design. The idea of this study is to understand in detail of the road safety issues school kids face, their daily commutes around schools and their aspirations from the city to develop the infrastructure around schools to keeping presence of children as a priority. as of 2021, the design has been approved by the City of Mumbai's Roads and Traffic department and will be implemented on ground once the COVID-19 lockdown and restrictions are alleviated.||NEW||World Resources Institute (WRI) India, Municipal Corporation for Greater Mumbai, Bloomberg Philanthropies' Initiative for Global Road Safety, Thirty Square Design Consultants||https://www.mobiliseyourcity.net/sites/default/files/2020-08/4.%20Role%20of%20Children%20in%20School%20Area%20Planning%20and%20Design-%20Mr.%20Rohit%20Tak.pdf|
Manager - Integrated Urban Transport and Sustainable Cities
|Australia||Melbourne (Moreland)||Walking, Cycling||School drop-off/pick-up||Brunswick East Primary School Open Streets Trial||For three Fridays this March, students at Brunswick East Primary School arrived by foot, bike, scooter or skateboard as part of an active travel trial organised by the school, Moreland City Council and Bicycle Network.||March 2021||https://morelandzerocarbon.org.au/news/brunswick-east-primary-school-open-streets-trial/|
|France||Paris||Walking||School drop-off/pick-up||Streets to schools / 'rues aux ecoles'||The ‘streets to schools’ initiative is all about making the environment around schools more secure, and safer for children to get to and from school on foot. That also means fighting pollution by restricting or completely eliminating vehicle traffic.||August 2021||Streets with schools and kindergartens are being pedestrianized with street signage that makes it clear children’s safety is paramount, and that cars and vehicles are not permitted and not welcome.|
The initiative ties into a wider strategy introduced by the authorities to make the city safer for pedestrians, which includes the introduction of a new 30km/h speed limit on nearly all of its minor roads.
|150 « rues aux écoles » dans Paris - Ville de Paris||‘Streets to schools’ rolled out in Paris and speed limits cut – Child in the City|
|United Kingdom||Barnsley||Walking, Cycling||School drop-off/pick-up||School Streets||The roads around several primary schools in Barnsley have been temporarily closed off as part of a drive to encourage families to swap cars for walking or cycling.||September 2021||Pupils have been taking part in a series of activities as part of the School Streets project, including road safety and cycling skills sessions. It is the fourth out of 10 planned road closure events that have been funded by a grant from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA).||NEW||DEFRA||https://www.barnsley.gov.uk/news/school-streets-project-continues-its-mission-to-create-healthier-and-safer-environments-outside-our-schools/|
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