Project Outline

Project Name

People Streets at Clifton Green School

Project Manager

James Williams



Purpose of this Document:

This document summarises key project information to allow a Member decision to be made in support of the current proposal.



The mandate for this project derives from a bid to the government for ‘Active Travel Fund’ support.


This scheme will improve the streets and walking / cycling routes in the immediate vicinity of two primary schools to encourage more parents to walk or cycle their children to school. Trials have been

held at Clifton Green Primary School (YO30 6JA) and Badger Hill Primary School (YO10 5JF) to determine potential layouts such as road narrowing, gateway features, footway widening etc. which

would reduce the impact of vehicle movements and encourage more walking and cycling to the schools.


Project Description:

To identify, propose and introduce design measures to improve the built environment around Clifton Green Primary focusing on:

·        Identified concerns regarding the safety of crossing points on the Kingsway North approach to the school entrance

·        Reducing the prevalence of cars parking on verges and blocking visibility during these times

·        The clarity of crossing points across the school approach area with particular focus on the entrance to the York Medical Group site

·        Enhancing the potential for parents and pupils to prioritise the use of active travel modes where possible (walk, cycle or scoot to school.)


·        Consideration for the place making opportunities to create a connection between the school entrance and the green space which runs along the centre of Kingsway North.


Aims and Objectives:

The Aim of the Project is to:

Improve the environment for pedestrians, cyclists and mini-scooter users approaching the school via Kingsway North by reducing the impact of traffic in this area and improving the visibility of multiple crossing points around the locality.

The Objectives are:


Implement Civil Engineering interventions to change the built environment to enhance the priority towards pedestrian and cyclists, away from motor vehicle traffic and to discourage parent parking on verge areas during school drop-off and pick-up times.




In Scope:


Geographical location: Adopted highway areas from the junction of Water Lane and Kingsway North extending Eastbound to the vehicle entrance gate of the school/children’s centre site. N.b. The strip of highway between Kingsway North and the entrance gate is currently shown as unadopted but contains existing indicative crossing locations over both the carriageway and the car park entrance for the York Medical Group Centre which are key consideration points for the project (Estimated area of 25m x 3m).


Civil Engineering solutions to alter the existing layout of the carriageway and footways in the area.


Consideration of changes to Parking provision and introduction of further formal restriction controls.


Changes within the bounds of the adopted highway, including the carriageway, verges and footways.


Consideration of LTN 1/20 guidance. ‘Green’ scoring solutions are preferred, however lower scoring solutions that still represent an improvement will be explored.


Consideration of solutions that reduce capacity for motor vehicles traffic, where necessary to achieve the objectives.


Changes to street furniture required to implement a solution.


Out of Scope:


Consideration of solutions in locations outside the area specified above.


Introduction of signal controlled crossing provisions on Kingsway North


New restrictions on access for any of the buildings in the locality of the access road (Clifton Green Primary School/Clifton Children’s Centre/York Medical Group.)


Consideration of solutions that require the resolution of land ownership issues


Improvements to vehicle congestion in the area during peak travel periods.


Resurface any roads/footpaths outside the area specified above.


Air quality improvements.


Traffic modelling and air quality modelling


Consideration of improvements to public realm other than those required to achieve the stated objectives.


Outcomes and Benefits:

Increased levels of walking, cycling and scooting to and from school – Measured by a school travel survey before and after construction.


Improved cyclist and pedestrian safety – Measured by a review of accident figures over a 5 year period post construction.


Dependencies and related works:

There are no direct dependencies on other projects included in the current Active Travel Programme.

Consultation with staff representing Clifton Green Primary School may be restricted to term time only.


Design Resource Procurement:

All currently available internal and external design resources are at capacity. An evaluation will be made as to whether it will be more expeditious to await the availability of existing resource or to start a new procurement.