Authorities enforce pedestrian and cycle zones in Caerphilly

09.17 | 2 July 2021 |

Caerphilly County Borough Council has been working in partnership with Gwent Police to enforce the pedestrian and cycle zones outside schools in the region.

The zones aim to encourage active travel and improve road safety – by prohibiting motor vehicles from using the roads immediately adjacent to schools at pick-up and drop-off times.

In addition, the reallocation of road space to pedestrians is designed to make social distancing outside the schools easier to manage.

The enforcement seeks to raise awareness of the importance of zones – and remind drivers that failing to abide by the rules could result in a fine and penalty points.

An operation at Libanus Primary School in Blackwood on 8 June saw 26 vehicles contravene the traffic restriction.

Further operations will be taking place at all schools with pedestrian and cycle zones within the region over the forthcoming weeks.

Cllr Philippa Marsden, leader of Caerphilly County Borough Council, said: “Our priority has always been to make the streets of the county borough safer for pedestrians and motorists. 

“For many schools across the county borough the school run can cause traffic congestion, parking issues and most importantly, road safety concerns, so reducing the volume of traffic next to our schools is vital for the safety of our pupils, parents and staff. 

“We want to thank all of our residents who are abiding by these and encourage everyone to follow the changes to avoid penalties.”



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