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School Street Permits

To support our 'School Street' pilot, a temporary School Street Permit is available to affected persons who may need to drive along the road during the restricted times.

These are simply access permits that allow you to drive along the road during the restricted times. They are not parking permits and do not carry any parking exemptions.

All properties impacted by measures will be automatically issued one permit per household. You may apply for additional permits free of charge if you

  • are a resident, business owner or carer for a qualifying property
  • and require access along the road during the closure times

To request a permit, please email: spacesforpeople@eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk with your details:

  • Full Name
  • Address
  • Vehicle registration number
  • Justification for permit

A permit will be posted to you within 10 working days following confirmation. On receipt, you should display it clearly in the windscreen of your vehicle.

We may ask you for proof of residency and vehicle ownership to support the application. Any personal information will be collected and stored in accordance with our privacy policy.

Transport response to Covid-19

The situation resulting from Covid-19 has resulted in changes to travel patterns and how people use streets and spaces in East Renfrewshire.

In response to the emergency we've recently approved a Transport Response to Covid-19, which outlines a dynamic and phased approach to help residents adapt and renew to the current emergency, as well as help mitigate virus transmission and a possible 'second surge'.

Icon for pdf Download the transport response to Covid-19 [255.95KB]

We've recently launched an interactive map in order to provide more information on measures contained in the Transport Response to Covid-19.

View the interactive map.

This platform will give residents and stakeholders the opportunity to find out more about the Transport Response, proposed plans and the opportunity to provide feedback on specific measures across the area.

Spaces for People

We've secured funding through the Sustrans and Transport Scotland 'Spaces for People' programme to identify temporary response measures that help residents practice physical distancing and to move around safely in public spaces during the Covid-19 emergency. This is in order to limit virus transmission and to enable residents to safely walk, cycle and wheel for essential journeys and exercise.

With this funding, a key route through East Renfrewshire is set to become a safer place for people to walk, cycle and wheel.

The decision to install protective measures on the A77 creating a physical barrier between the road and cycle lane follows strong public support to safeguard the existing cycle lane on Ayr Road and Fenwick Road, making it safer and easier for people to walk, cycle and wheel during Covid-19.

Temporary measures on Ayr Road, will soon be replaced with a permanent installation. In addition, the trial will be supported by a mandatory cycle lane road marking, replacing the existing advisory markings in order to discourage parking within the lane. Along with Police Scotland, we reduced the speed limit from 40mph to 30mph in order to improve overall road safety.

For more information visit the Spaces for People website

Safer Streets - Healthy Business

East Renfrewshire Council supports a safer streets - healthy business approach to empower businesses to find creative ways to re-imagine public space outside premises to support safe trading during Covid-19.

Icon for pdf Download the safer streets, healthy business form [607.88KB].

Icon for pdf Download the safer streets, healthy business guidance [335.77KB].

Find out more information about safer streets, healthy business.

If you're unable to access the above information email roads@eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk.

Last modified on 3rd June 2021

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