St Luke’s School in busy Old Street are delighted to be a ‘School Street’. A School Street is where a road with a school temporarily closes to traffic to become a pedestrian and cycle zone during the school’s opening and closing times.
Ann Dwulit, Headteacher explains:
“The St Luke’s community and I are very pleased to be a School Street. The closure of Radnor Street, Lizard Street, Bartholomew Square and Mitchell Street will make a big difference to the safe arrival and departure of children and families. We look forward to seeing further controls to help reduce traffic on Bath Street and Peerless Street which will make a significant difference to the traffic and air quality for the children. I am really very grateful to the council for all they are doing to make Islington’s streets cleaner, greener and healthier.”
Cllr Rowena Champion, Islington Council’s Executive Member for Environment and Transport, said: “We are determined to making going to and from school safer, cleaner and healthier for Islington’s schoolchildren.
St Luke’s CofE Primary School is the 36th such street in the borough.