Traffic congestion is a common issue around schools during the morning and afternoon peak periods.
Streets aren’t designed to cope with the sudden increase in traffic volumes for 15-20 minute periods each morning and afternoon. There is no traffic engineering solution to resolve this problem, roads and car parks simply aren’t built to meet the high demand over a short timeframe.
Here are some useful tips to reduce congestion and improve safety near your child’s school:
- encourage children to use active travel
- use part way drop off locations
- where possible, avoid the peak times (generally 8:30-9:00am and 2:45-3:15pm)
If you need to drive your children to school, try reducing the number of days you drive or varying the drop off location each day, because even a slight reduction in car volumes can have a big impact.