New measures aiming to improve safety around several schools are set to be signed off by council leaders.

Four pilot school streets projects which restrict vehicle access around educational sites are in line to be made permanent.

Separately, traffic regulation orders are due to be enacted to encourage walking and cycling.

Cabinet members are being asked to give the green light for the traffic orders.

A report by senior traffic technician Clare Griffiths and traffic team leader Andy Brown said school street pilots had been welcomed at Somerville Road for St Michael’s Primary School in Bournemouth, Ashmore Crescent for Hamworthy Park Junior School, St Clement’s Gardens for St Clement’s & St John’s CE Infant School in Boscombe, and Livingstone Road and Uppleby Road for Livingstone Road Infant and Junior Schools in Parkstone.

Bournemouth Echo: St Michael's CE Primary School in BournemouthSt Michael's CE Primary School in Bournemouth

“The prohibition of motor vehicles restriction implemented at times related to school drop-off and pick-up has been positively received by the school and local community as seen in public engagement and consultation outcomes,” the report said.

“The school streets have to date successfully remained in place with the support of the schools themselves and the school community.”

Around Highcliffe School new and amended restrictions are proposed for Field Way, Forest Way, Parkside, Smugglers Lane North, Smugglers Lane South and Woodfield Gardens.

Meanwhile, a similar request is being made by officers for Commercial Road, Clarendon Road, Durley Chine Road, Durley Road, Marlborough Road, Poole Hill, Somerville Road and West Hill Road, which are all in the area of St Michael’s School and the former Durley Road car park.

The officer report said these planned improvements would also help pedestrians and cyclists in and out of Bournemouth town centre when travelling from the west.

This project, which includes introducing a 20mph speed limit makes up part of the section 106 legal agreement with Bournemouth Development Company in relation to the redevelopment of the Durley Road car park into a block of flats.

Funds from the developer cover most of the costs for the changes in the area, alongside money from the local transport plan capital programme.

Councillors will discuss all of the proposals at a BCP Council cabinet meeting on Wednesday, July 26.