School Streets scheme in Calcot
Published: 12 October 2023
During term time, only residents of Royal Avenue in Calcot may use the road during school drop-off and pick-up times. This is part of the School Streets scheme, which is intended to increase safety for pupils and parents, as well as being good for the environment.
Unfortunately, some drivers do still ignore the restrictions – and there is also an increase in traffic because of the emergency gas repairs on the A4 Bath Road as drivers use Royal Avenue to bypass the roadworks. There have been reports of pedestrians feeling unsafe and receiving verbal/physical abuse.
To help enforce the scheme and increase safety, ANPR cameras have been installed on Royal Avenue to record vehicles which do ignore the restrictions. They are expected to go live in mid-November.