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Parking Promise for schools

Parents and carers across York are being encouraged to pledge their support for a new scheme aimed at tackling inappropriate and illegal parking around schools.

Many schools suffer from inconsiderate parking around the school entrance and in nearby streets and as a result children’s safety is being put at risk.

With the support of schools and North Yorkshire Police, City of York Council has launched the Parents’ Parking Promise.

The promise encourages even more parents and carers to park responsibly around schools or consider using other modes of transport such as walking, cycling or bus journeys (lead through the council’s i-Travel York initiative) to help children travel to and from school safely.

The promise asks everyone that signs up to:

  • not park on zig zag or double yellow lines
  • not park on pavements, grass verges, or block residents' drives
  • park carefully and considerately
  • consider walking or cycling to schools,  or take part in the Park&Stride (if the school has this one) and part a short distance away from the school and walking the remaining bit – which are both healthier alternatives.

By signing up to the scheme and completing the Parking Promise form parents/carers will then receive a car badge, which is unique to their children’s school, which demonstrates their commitment to parking responsibly and hopes to further strengthen their support to the scheme.

Whilst similar schemes have helped to raise awareness in many schools in other areas across the UK, such as Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire, alone they do not completely prevent parents/carers from parking inappropriately.

You can download the 'Parking Promise - Guidelines for Parents', or the 'Parking Promise - Guidelines for Schools' from the right hand side of this page.