St Luke’s School Street pilot
St Luke’s Primary School is trialling Jersey’s first School Street.
Elizabeth Street will be closed to motorised traffic from 24 April to 19 December 2023, Monday to Friday during school terms:
- between 7.30am and 9.30am
- between 2.30pm and 4.30pm
The closure periods may be shorter due to suiting daily school operations.
The closure will be between Elizabeth Street and La Route du Fort junction to the north and Elizabeth Street and Dicq Road junction to the south.
Road closure map for School Street at St Luke's School
Elizabeth Street was chosen for the pilot because it’s a narrow one-way street with narrow pavements on either side. The road was also closed for 1 day for a play street on 29 June 2021 for which a lot of positive feedback was received.
About the School Street Scheme
The government is testing Jersey’s first School Street initiative at St Luke’s Primary School in St Saviour. This pilot will try out arrangements to help us understand what works well for the Island.
A School Street is a road outside a school with a temporary restriction on motorised traffic access during school term drop-off and pick-up times.
During these times the street becomes a pedestrian and cycle zone only with no motorised vehicles allowed to enter unless they’re granted an exemption. This can include for:
- emergency vehicles
School Street encourages children to walk or cycle to school. Such initiatives have seen international success.
This scheme is in line with Jersey’s pledge to provide safer walking and cycling routes for families to travel to school as part of the
Common Strategic Policy 2023 to 2026.
Benefits of introducing School Streets
A School Street creates a safer environment for children to travel to and from school. Other benefits include:
- encourages healthier and active travel
- improves air quality in the street
- provides a calmer and more pleasant environment
- improves the health and wellbeing of school children
- builds a sense of community
- reduces the number of motor vehicles idling or parking outside the school gates
The following video provides interviews of the various stakeholders who talk about the benefits of having School Street on Elizabeth Street south.
Have your say
The survey for parents, school staff and residents is now closed.
If you have any feedback on St Luke’s School Street pilot email firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to get involved
To get involved with the School Street Scheme or discuss the possibility of a new School Street, speak to your school or email Infrastructure and Environment on