There is a restriction on Fairchildes Avenue and its side roads to use by pedestrians and cyclists, with most motor vehicle traffic prohibited, between the hours of 08:00 to 09:30 and 14:00 to 16:00 on weekdays.
The driving restrictions will be enforced using camera technology.
The School Street zone is a response to requests for something to be done about air pollution, road safety and obstruction near to the school entrance. Croydon currently has the highest level of childhood (0 to 9 years) hospital admissions for asthma in London and the 3rd highest death rate attributed to air pollution. The level of air pollution inside a car in congested traffic is typically higher and more damaging than on the pavement. Walking and cycling to school benefit children’s health and wellbeing. It is suggested that children who walk or cycle arrive at school more alert, happier and ready to work.
If you must use your car, then it suggested that you should park in a safe and legal place outside the School Street zone and walk the last leg of the school journey.
Vehicles used in the transport of children with special mobility needs, including private vehicles, taxies and minicabs declared for such use, can obtain a permit to drive into the road during the restricted times. Where a parent has a mobility need and the child is unable to walk unaccompanied from a drop-off point just outside the zone, then a permanent or temporary permit to drive into the zone can be granted. Please speak to the school in the first instance.