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School Streets pilot project

Three schools in the city will be taking part in a School Streets pilot project, which will create safe and community-friendly spaces for residents to get to school.

Overview

Three schools in Mississauga will be temporarily closing streets surrounding the school as part of the School Streets pilot project.

We are in the beginning stages of working with school communities to develop a local project planning team. If you are interested in being part of the planning team or would like more information, please contact laura.zeglen@mississauga.ca.

During this phase staff will:

  • Research and select pilot locations
  • Conduct community meetings
  • Host community pop-up events

This pilot project is expected to launch May 2022 and will be active for up to three weeks.

There will be temporary road closures for vehicles in front of participating schools during morning drop-off and/or afternoon pick-up. These closed off streets will allow students and pedestrians to openly walk, cycle and play.

Between March 2022 to June 2022 the City will be reporting on the impacts of this pilot.

During this phase staff will:

  • Collect data before, during and after pilot to measure community satisfaction and impact
  • Share updates and findings

Frequently asked questions

What is a School Street?

A School Street creates a temporary car-free environment in front of a school during drop-off and pick-up times. This creates safe, community-friendly spaces for people walking and cycling to school, including students, their caregivers and teachers.

The purpose of the pilot is to demonstrate that closing school drop-off and pick-up areas to vehicles leads to a safer and more enjoyable drop-off and pick-up experience.

Why School Streets?

  • Improves road safety
  • Reduces traffic congestion
  • Creates opportunities for kids to be active
  • Encourages active travel to school
  • Benefits mental health and focus at school
  • Improves air quality at and around schools
  • Builds community

Which schools will be involved?

Schools have been invited based on a data-driven selection process conducted by a project advisory group. Street design, existing travel patterns, equity considerations and community support have all been important factors in this process.

Three Mississauga schools will be participating in the School Streets pilot project.

Schools participating:

    • Hillside Public School will
    • St. Alfred Separate School
    • Brian W. Fleming Public School

We are in the beginning stages of working with this school community and developing a local Project Planning Team.

City staff will be conducting monthly informational sessions for the Local Project Planning Team from February to April.

If you are interested in being part of the planning at this location, attending the local Project Planning Team Meetings or would like more information, please contact laura.zeglen@mississauga.ca.

Community Meeting: Spring 2022 (date to be determined)

Pilot start date: May 9, 2022 to May 27, 2022

School Streets temporary road closures schedule:

  • Monday to Friday 8:15 a.m. to 8:50 a.m. (morning drop-off)
  • Monday to Friday 2:30 p.m. to 3:20 p.m. (afternoon pick-up)

In response to COVID-19 related school closures, this pilot project schedule and timing may change.

Community residents have been informed about this project, see letter to residents sent in January 2022.

Map of closure area – Kelly Road

We are in the beginning stages of working with this school community and developing a local Project Planning Team.

City staff will be conducting informational sessions for the Local Project Planning Team.

If you are interested in being part of the planning at this location, attending the local Project Planning Team Meetings or would like more information, please contact laura.zeglen@mississauga.ca.

Community Meeting: Spring 2022 (date to be determined)

Pilot start date: May 16,  2022 to June 3, 2022

School Streets temporary road closures schedule:

  • Monday to Friday: 2:30 p.m. to 3:40 p.m. (afternoon pick-up)

In response to COVID-19 related school closures, this pilot project schedule and timing may change.

Community residents have been informed about this project, see letter to residents sent in January 2022.

Map of closure area – Havenwood Drive

Background

This project is funded through the Ontario Active School Travel fund, and is coordinated through a partnership with Green Communities Canada and 8 80 cities. School Streets have begun to be tested by schools across Canada, including Toronto, Winnipeg, Victoria, Kingston and Vancouver.

The School Streets pilot project is an approved action (Action 90) within the Vision Zero Action Plan and will help Mississauga reach its goal of zero fatal and serious collisions on the road network.

For questions about this project, contact the project lead at Laura.Zeglen@mississauga.ca.

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