Research and monitoring

We are working with the Tyndall Centre, TfGM and Manchester City Council on a monitoring and evaluation project to understand more about the impact on traffic of Manchester’s 7 pilot School Streets and about residents’ perceptions. The 7 schools in the scheme are: 

  • St Augustine’s CofE & Manchester Communication Academy – Harpurhey 
  • St James CofE Primary – Rusholme
  • St Paul’s CofE Primary -Withington
  • Our Ladys RC Primary & Manley Park Primary (Juniors) – Whalley Range
  • Brookburn Primary – Chorlton


We’ve installed traffic counting cameras around the 7 schools (  and we will also be carrying out traffic observations. 

We are also doing a survey and focus groups with residents to see how they perceive the School Streets.

Air pollution

As part of our joint project with Whalley Range Climate Action group called Let’s Talk Clean Air in Whalley Range, we’ve:

  • Measured air pollution outside 4 Whalley Range schools including: St Margaret’s CoE Primary (30.2 µg/m3), Manley Park Primary (Juniors) (30.2  µg/m3), Our Lady’s RC Primary (29.2 µg/m3), William Hulme’s Grammar School (36.1 µg/m3).  These results showed that every school is 3 times or more over the World Health Organisation guidelines of 10 µg/m3-

  • Been to schools across Whalley Range and talked to parents and students about what they think about air pollution:


  • Made a film including students from William Hulme’s Grammar School