Traffic system aims to ease school problem

First published in News

A ONE-WAY system is to be set up outside Eynsham Primary School from September to alleviate traffic problems.

The restrictions will be implemented by the entrance in Beech Road before and after school.

It follows a traffic survey carried out by pupils, in which they asked parents and residents if the measures would help.

Teacher James Hazel, who is overseeing the project, said: “We’ve had a few problems with congestion and it’s been very difficult to get in and out of school.

“Residents found cars were blocking their exits and weren’t able to get out in the morning and afternoon.

“The survey came back with a positive response showing that people want to do it. The pupils have really enjoyed being able to make a difference to their community.”

Eynsham PCSO has also helped with the project, which was trialled from June 30 to July 4.

Drivers will only be allowed to drive one-way in a clockwise direction in Beech Road and Millmoor Crescent.

Pupils volunteered by showing drivers which way to go during the trial, but it is hoped signs will be installed by the beginning of next term.

Mr Hazel, who said the school is still working out how it will be enforced, said it may operate from 8.15am to 9am and 2.45pm to 3.30pm.

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3:40pm Fri 25 Jul 14

WitneyGreen says...

Why are so many children being driven to primary school? Presumably some children come to the school from the villages surrounding Eynsham, in which case it seems fine for them to travel by car or bus, however surely the majority of pupils live in Eynsham, and should be walked to school?
Why are so many children being driven to primary school? Presumably some children come to the school from the villages surrounding Eynsham, in which case it seems fine for them to travel by car or bus, however surely the majority of pupils live in Eynsham, and should be walked to school? WitneyGreen
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4:39pm Fri 25 Jul 14

The New Private Eye says...

WitneyGreen wrote:
Why are so many children being driven to primary school? Presumably some children come to the school from the villages surrounding Eynsham, in which case it seems fine for them to travel by car or bus, however surely the majority of pupils live in Eynsham, and should be walked to school?
So local people will be punished to allow lazy parents to drive their offspring to school. That sounds about right for the loony society that we now live in.
[quote][p][bold]WitneyGreen[/bold] wrote: Why are so many children being driven to primary school? Presumably some children come to the school from the villages surrounding Eynsham, in which case it seems fine for them to travel by car or bus, however surely the majority of pupils live in Eynsham, and should be walked to school?[/p][/quote]So local people will be punished to allow lazy parents to drive their offspring to school. That sounds about right for the loony society that we now live in. The New Private Eye
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11:29am Mon 28 Jul 14

the wizard says...

Not so many years back most used to walk up to a mile or more to school in all weathers, snow included, now many parents are not prepared to walk their children. Why ? well some are lazy, some can't be bothered while some just like to show off the fact they have risen to become a two car family. Sad on all counts. Mums used to use the walk into and from school as a social meeting, and the Mums and children benefited from the exercise, instead of in modern days going to the gym and wearing something two sizes too small to kid themselves they are slimming down. What a laugh and what a situation to get yourself into. The whole thing about/around "the school run" seriously needs to be addressed by all schools at all levels. Un necessary pollution, congestion and dangers by using many newer cars with raised rear windows, creating a blind spot when reversing, many young children cannot be seen. Shame on the lazy parents for over use of a vehicle when its really not needed.
Not so many years back most used to walk up to a mile or more to school in all weathers, snow included, now many parents are not prepared to walk their children. Why ? well some are lazy, some can't be bothered while some just like to show off the fact they have risen to become a two car family. Sad on all counts. Mums used to use the walk into and from school as a social meeting, and the Mums and children benefited from the exercise, instead of in modern days going to the gym and wearing something two sizes too small to kid themselves they are slimming down. What a laugh and what a situation to get yourself into. The whole thing about/around "the school run" seriously needs to be addressed by all schools at all levels. Un necessary pollution, congestion and dangers by using many newer cars with raised rear windows, creating a blind spot when reversing, many young children cannot be seen. Shame on the lazy parents for over use of a vehicle when its really not needed. the wizard
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