Safe to school through a traffic experiment

Rotterdam wants to make traffic around primary schools in the city safer. That is why the street in front of the Bergse Zonnebloem primary school in the Kleiwegkwartier will be temporarily closed to car traffic from today onwards.

The Elektroweg at Bergse Zonnebloem is very busy at pick-up and delivery times. There is a lot of car traffic that creates unsafe situations. Parked cars make it difficult to see schoolchildren and cyclists crossing the road. Cyclists also have to work their way through the congestion just in front of the school. This creates unsafe situations. The municipality and the school want to change that.

Adaptations on the street

During pick-up and delivery times, the Elektroweg will be temporarily closed to car traffic from Monday 26 October. On Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, the road will be closed from 08:00 to 08:45 and from 14:30 to 15:15. On Wednesdays, the street is not accessible for car traffic from 08:00 to 08:45 and from 12:00 to 12:45. Residents of the Elektroweg can reach their homes.

This is the second primary school to participate in the traffic experiment Safe School Environment in Rotterdam. It is being investigated whether children can cycle and walk more safely to school. The new traffic situations are tested for at least two months.

photo: Eric Fecken –