Thousands spent on traffic calming
About 3,000 pupils are to benefit from safer trips to and from school following road safety improvements.
County Hall has spent £225,000 during the summer on schemes outside the Brocks Hill Primary, Gartree High School and Beauchamp College campus, in Oadby.
Councillor Lesley Pendleton, county council highways spokeswoman, said: "We've created a safety zone outside the three schools, to encourage children and parents to walk or cycle, boosting their fitness and helping the environment."
Work included a widened footpath on the south side of Howdon Road and Ridge Way, which can be used by parents with pushchairs. Previously, they had to use the road to get past other pedestrians.
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Sections of the footpath have been widened to make crossing safer for pedestrians and two raised speed bumps have been installed to cut traffic speeds.
A one-way section has been introduced in Howdon Road, near the junction with Ridge Way, to make it easier for pedestrians to cross.
New parking restrictions have been introduced to deter inconsiderate parking and provide better visibility for pedestrians. It means that parents who drive their children to the schools can no longer use Van Dyke Road. The new route will be along Ashtree Road and Coombe Rise.