‘School Streets’ are Creating Space for Play in Hamilton

The morning drop-off has become less chaotic, and much more fun for students and families at Strathcona Elementary School in Hamilton this June. The City of Hamilton’s School Streets pilot project runs on Tuesday mornings from 8:30 – 9:00 am for the morning drop-off period. Each Tuesday, contractors use static, temporary barriers at either end of the street, fully restricting vehicle access in front of the school.

The initiative encourages students to walk, bike, or wheel to school and enjoy the extra space to play and socialize. Many families have been arriving early to school, bringing skipping ropes, skateboards, roller blades, bikes, and many other fun items to get some extra play in before the school day.  

To learn more about the School Streets Pilot Project in Hamilton, read the full blog post at www.GreenCommunitiesCanada.org.

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