What is a 'home zone'?
A 'home zone' is an area of residential streets where measures have been put in place to reduce the dominance of motor traffic and create a safer street environment. Some pictures of informal home zones are shown below:
The committee that looks into street management at the council have rejected several requests from petitions to pilot changes to local streets. Following the most recent petition that went before committee, councillors asked officers to come up with a strategy to create home zones in the borough. Instead of waiting for a strategy document to be drawn up, we thought that we could show the appetite that exists from local residents to pilot a home zone using temporary measures.