Decision details

School Streets

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Cabinet considered a report of the Director of Economy, Transport and Environment providing an update on the Hampshire School Streets Pilot.


With the agreement of the Leader, Councillor Porter addressed Cabinet. She welcomed the progress of the pilot and asked whether it could be connected to walk to school week, air quality be monitored and a secondary school added for greater comparison. She also suggested that alternative models be considered to reduce the reliance on volunteers and that children’s views be given more prominence.


With reference to the report, Cabinet heard that the pilots had been successful, with high community support and a reduction in car traffic around schools. Noting that one school had dropped out due to a shortage of volunteers, the proposal to extend the pilot in the remaining schools was highlighted and it was confirmed that alternative models would be considered, but cost and practicality needed to be taken into account.


Cabinet Members welcomed the report and recognising the difficulties of sustaining a volunteer network, supported continuation of the pilot. It was noted that outcomes could be compared with alternative 20mph trials in the future.


The recommendations in the report were considered and agreed. A decision

record is attached to these minutes.

Publication date: 15/03/2022

Date of decision: 15/03/2022

Decided at meeting: 15/03/2022 - Cabinet

Date comes into force if not called in: 23/03/2022

Call-in deadline date: 22/03/2022

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