Reducing children’s exposure to toxic air pollution and road danger
School Streets, where traffic is restricted on roads outside schools at pick-up and drop-off times during term-times, make it safer and easier for children to walk, scoot and cycle to school. This report focuses on School Streets as a practical and achievable measure to reduce children’s exposure to toxic air pollution. School Streets also encourage active travel, which brings multiple other benefits including reducing traffic and air pollution over a wider area, reducing road danger, and increasing physical activity. Evidence shows that School Streets do not simply displace traffic but reduce it overall.
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