Our ActiveStreets programme

Group of young children stood between two supervising adults, cheering in front of a colourful pledge written in chalk on the road. Pledge reads "we pledge to open streets to play".

We formally launched our ActiveStreets programme on the 23 August 2019 by signing the Car Free Day Pledge at our ‘Play Street’ at Fisherton/Luton Street, which coincided with the publication of updated guidance on ‘Street Play’, from the Department for Transport (DfT).

Our ActiveStreets programme is a key strategy commitment of our ActiveWestminster strategy, in addition to our  Open Spaces and Biodiversity strategy and consists of three types of ActiveStreet;

  • ‘Play Street’
    • A permanent designation (Section 29, Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984) which will provide priority over traffic to children and families to play in streets at specified times. This is underpinned by Department for Transport
  • School Street’

Our ActiveStreets programme is designed to open up residential streets across Westminster for play, creating space for physical activity right on your doorstep and increasing the number of people who know their neighbours. Schools Streets, Play Streets and regular Street Play sessions enable active travel and improve air quality.

  • Activation
    • An initial programme of play/physical activity for children, young people, families and older people led by ActiveWestminster, the School and/or our partners.
  • Sustainability
    • ‘StreetMakers’ – a programme to identify, recruit, train and deploy parents, volunteers, community groups to continue the programme of activation after the initial period and to ensure community ownership of the ActiveStreet.

Download and read a copy of the full ActiveStreets policy for further information. For any queries regarding our ActiveStreets programme please contact us.