On Tuesday 8th January 2019, the first day of the new school term, Camden’s third Healthy School Street was launched at Gospel Oak School.
The entrance to Gospel Oak primary school is in Savernake Road which carries a lot of motor vehicles, especially in the morning commuter hours. This Healthy School Street is achieved by prohibiting motor vehicles from entering the section of Savernake Road between Mansfield Road and Rona Road during school term time, Monday – Friday between 8:30-9: 30 am and 3:00-4: 00 pm.
The closure is signed and will be enforced by two ANPR (Automatic Number Plate Recognition) cameras on Savernake Road at two points, near the junction with Rona Road and the junction with Mansfield Road.
The photo #1 shows the signs on Savernake Road at the junction with Rona Road. Click to see an enlargement. The so-called “flying motorcycle sign” indicates that no motor vehicles are allowed through, so pedestrians and bicycles are free to use the road beyond the sign
The photo #2 shows a warning sign on Agincourt Road before the junction of Savernake Road.
Camden Council say they will monitor this project which is on a 12-month trial with a view to making the scheme permanent at the end of the trial. And they are using diffusion tubes to monitor pollution levels before and during the trial.
The first two Healthy School Streets in Camden
St. Joseph’s Primary School, Macklin St, Covent Garden, opened in September 2016:
Ackland Burghley, Burghley Road opened in September 2018.