Belfast school run health check (crowd sourcing)

We need your help!

Bikefast is conducting a survey of every school in Belfast and we need some crowd sourced help to complete it.

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We want to establish how the bicycle is being supported as a travel mode and how much the car is being catered for in our city’s “school run”.

This is off the back of Department for Infrastructure data which shames us all – cycling accounts for 0% of the school run to primary and post-primary schools.

To do this we want to collect information on the:

  • number and quality of bicycle parking spaces on school grounds
  • number of car parking spaces (staff, general use, blue badge, waiting zones)

It turns out that neither the Department for Eduction or the Belfast Education and Library Board collect this type of information, so we have to manually collect it ourselves at individual school level.

With 193 nursery, primary and post-primary schools in Belfast, that’s a task beyond even our volunteering powers in the absence of a reliable email list for those schools.

So we’re asking for your help. If you’re a pupil, teacher or parent at a school in Belfast, we’re asking you to fill in the blanks in our list below. We’ll use this to assess the current balance of travel provision by schools and see where action needs to be directed.

Teachers might want to use this as an opportunity to get a class involved in doing a quick spatial survey.

We’ve started the list by looking at Google Maps, but this is purely guesswork and needs on-site confirmation. Here’s what you should look for:

  • Bicycle stands should typically count for two spaces if there’s good access on both sides.
  • Only formal bicycle parking stands should be counted, not informal poles or fences.
  • Drop zones and informal daily parking in quads or open grounds can be tough to quantify so we’ll take your best guess at the peak capacity.
  • We’re only counting spaces within school grounds – on-street parking will not be counted.

Numbers are all we need – please do not take pictures within school grounds, unless you have permission from the school.

You can add your survey figures in a number of ways:

We’re hoping to compete the list by the end of the summer term for analysis before the new school year starts.

Get surveying!

 

The list so far

School (italics = unconfirmed data) Bicycle spaces Sheltered Y/N Total car parking (of which) general use (of which) staff only (of which) blue badge (of which) drop zone
Aquinas Diocesan Grammar School
Arellian Nursery School
Ashfield Boys’ High School 111 109 0 2 0
Ashfield Girls’ High School 82 78 0 4 0
Ballysillan Primary School
Belfast Boys’ Model School
Belfast Model School For Girls
Belfast Royal Academy
Belmont Primary School
Belvoir Park Primary School
Ben Madigan Preparatory School
Bethlehem Nursery School
Blackmountain Primary School
Bloomfield Collegiate
Blythefield Primary School
Botanic Primary School 5 5 0 0 0
Braniel Primary School
Breda Academy 114 114 0 0 0
Brefne Nursery School
Brooklands Primary School
Bunscoil An Tsleibhe Dhuibh
Bunscoil Bheann Mhadagain
Bunscoil Mhic Reachtain
Bunscoil Phobal Feirste
Cairnshill Primary School 10 10 0 0 0
Campbell College 165 162 0 3 0
Campbell College Junior School 57 39 0 2 16
Carr’s Glen Primary School
Carryduff Primary School
Castlereagh Nursery School
Cavehill Primary School
Cedar Lodge Special School
Christ the Redeemer Primary School
Christian Brothers School
Clarawood Special School
Cliftonville Integrated Primary School
Colaiste Feirste
Corpus Christi College
Cranmore Integrated Primary School
Cregagh Primary School
Currie Primary School
De La Salle College
Dominican College
Donegall Road Primary School 0 0 0 0 0
Downey House School 73 66 5 2 0
Dundela Infants School 16 16 0 0 0
Dundonald High School
Dundonald Primary School
Dunmurry Primary School
Edenbrooke Primary School
Edenderry Nursery School
Elmgrove Primary School 0 0 0 0 0
Euston Street Primary School 21 19 0 2 0
Fane Street Primary School 0 0 0 0 0
Finaghy Primary School
Fleming Fulton Special School
Forge Integrated Primary School 82 81 0 1 0
Forth River Primary School
Fullerton House Preparatory School
Gaelscoil an Lonnain
Gaelscoil Na Bhfal
Gaelscoil na Mona
Gilnahirk Primary School
Glenbank Nursery School
Glendhu Nursery School
Glenveagh Special School
Glenwood Primary School
Good Shepherd Nursery School
Greenwood House Assessment Centre
Greenwood Primary School
Grosvenor Grammar School 220 193 0 12 15
Harberton Special School
Harding Memorial Primary School
Harmony Primary School
Holy Child Nursery School
Holy Child Primary School
Holy Cross Boys’ Primary School
Holy Cross Girls’ Primary School
Holy Cross Nursery School
Holy Evangelist Primary School
Holy Family Primary School
Holy Rosary Nursery School
Holy Rosary Primary School
Holy Trinity Primary School
Hope Nursery School
Hunterhouse College
Inchmarlo
John Paul II Primary School
King’s Road Nursery School
Knockbreda Nursery School
Knockbreda Primary School 15 15 0 0 0
Knocknagoney Primary School 43 41 1 1 0
Lagan College
Lead Hill Primary School
Ligoniel Primary School
Lisnasharragh Primary School 101 0 24 2 75
Little Flower Girls’ School
Longstone Special School
Loughview Integrated Primary School
Lowwood Primary School
Malone Integrated College
Malvern Primary School
Matt Talbot Nursery School
Mcarthur Nursery School
Mercy College Belfast
Mercy Primary School
Methodist College 100 100 0 0 0
Mitchell House Special School
Nettlefield Primary School 11 10 0 1 0
New Lodge Nursery School
Oakwood Integrated Primary School
Oakwood School and Assessment Centre
Oldpark Nursery School
Orangefield Primary School 100 51 0 4 45
Our Lady and St Patrick’s College
Our Lady of Lourdes Primary School
Our Lady Queen of Peace Primary School
Our Lady’s Girls’ Primary School
Our Lady’s Nursery School
Park Education Resource Centre
Rathmore Grammar School
Ravenscroft Nursery School
Rosetta Primary School 0 0 0 0 0
Sacred Heart Primary School
Sandbrook Nursery School 0 0 0 0 0
Scoil An Droichid
Scoil na Fuiseoige
Seaview Primary School
Seymour Hill Primary School
Shaftesbury Nursery School
Springfield Primary School
Springhill Primary School
St Anne’s Primary School
St Bernadette’s Nursery School
St Bernard’s Primary School 92 0 0 0 0
St Bride’s Primary School
St Clare’s Primary School
St Colm’s High School
St Dominic’s High School
St Genevieve’s High School
St Gerard’s School and Support Services
St Ita’s Primary School 54 38 0 6 10
St John the Baptist Primary School
St Joseph’s College
St Joseph’s Primary School
St Joseph’s Primary School
St Joseph’s Primary School
St Kevin’s Primary School
St Kieran’s Nursery School
St Kieran’s Primary School
St Louise’s Comprehensive College
St Luke’s Nursery School
St Malachy’s College
St Malachy’s Primary School 25 24 0 1 0
St Maria Goretti Nursery School
St Martin’s Nursery School
St Mary’s Christian Brothers’ Grammar School
St Mary’s Primary School 12 12 0 0 0
St Mary’s Star of the Sea Primary School
St Matthew’s Primary School 17 16 0 1 0
St Michael’s Nursery School
St Michael’s Primary School
St Oliver Plunkett Nursery School
St Oliver Plunkett Primary School
St Patrick’s College
St Patricks Primary School
St Paul’s Primary School
St Peter’s Nursery School
St Peter’s Primary School 0 0 0 0 0
St Rose’s Dominican College
St Teresa’s Nursery School
St Teresa’s Primary School
St Therese Nursery School
St Therese of Lisieux Primary School
St Vincent de Paul Primary School
Stanhope Street Nursery School
Strandtown Primary School
Stranmillis Primary School 0 0 0 0 0
Strathearn School
Strathearn School
Taughmonagh Primary School
The Cathedral Nursery School
The Good Shepherd Primary School
Royal Belfast Academical Institution 116 116 0 0 0
Tor Bank Special School
Tudor Lodge Nursery School
Tullycarnet Primary School
Victoria College
Victoria College Prepatory School
Victoria Nursery School
Victoria Park Primary School
Wellington College 58 56 0 2 0
Wheatfield Primary School
School (italics = unconfirmed data) Bicycle spaces Sheltered Y/N Total car parking (of which) general use (of which) staff only (of which) blue badge (of which) drop zone
Aquinas Diocesan Grammar School
Arellian Nursery School
Ashfield Boys’ High School 111 109 0 2 0
Ashfield Girls’ High School 82 78 0 4 0
Ballysillan Primary School
Belfast Boys’ Model School
Belfast Model School For Girls
Belfast Royal Academy
Belmont Primary School
Belvoir Park Primary School
Ben Madigan Preparatory School
Bethlehem Nursery School
Blackmountain Primary School
Bloomfield Collegiate
Blythefield Primary School
Botanic Primary School 5 5 0 0 0
Braniel Primary School
Breda Academy 114 114 0 0 0
Brefne Nursery School
Brooklands Primary School
Bunscoil An Tsleibhe Dhuibh
Bunscoil Bheann Mhadagain
Bunscoil Mhic Reachtain
Bunscoil Phobal Feirste
Cairnshill Primary School 10 10 0 0 0
Campbell College 165 162 0 3 0
Campbell College Junior School 57 39 0 2 16
Carr’s Glen Primary School
Carryduff Primary School
Castlereagh Nursery School
Cavehill Primary School
Cedar Lodge Special School
Christ the Redeemer Primary School
Christian Brothers School
Clarawood Special School
Cliftonville Integrated Primary School
Colaiste Feirste
Corpus Christi College
Cranmore Integrated Primary School
Cregagh Primary School
Currie Primary School
De La Salle College
Dominican College
Donegall Road Primary School 0 0 0 0 0
Downey House School 73 66 5 2 0
Dundela Infants School 16 16 0 0 0
Dundonald High School
Dundonald Primary School
Dunmurry Primary School
Edenbrooke Primary School
Edenderry Nursery School
Elmgrove Primary School 0 0 0 0 0
Euston Street Primary School 21 19 0 2 0
Fane Street Primary School 0 0 0 0 0
Finaghy Primary School
Fleming Fulton Special School
Forge Integrated Primary School 82 81 0 1 0
Forth River Primary School
Fullerton House Preparatory School
Gaelscoil an Lonnain
Gaelscoil Na Bhfal
Gaelscoil na Mona
Gilnahirk Primary School
Glenbank Nursery School
Glendhu Nursery School
Glenveagh Special School
Glenwood Primary School
Good Shepherd Nursery School
Greenwood House Assessment Centre
Greenwood Primary School
Grosvenor Grammar School 220 193 0 12 15
Harberton Special School
Harding Memorial Primary School
Harmony Primary School
Holy Child Nursery School
Holy Child Primary School
Holy Cross Boys’ Primary School
Holy Cross Girls’ Primary School
Holy Cross Nursery School
Holy Evangelist Primary School
Holy Family Primary School
Holy Rosary Nursery School
Holy Rosary Primary School
Holy Trinity Primary School
Hope Nursery School
Hunterhouse College
Inchmarlo
John Paul II Primary School
King’s Road Nursery School
Knockbreda Nursery School
Knockbreda Primary School 15 15 0 0 0
Knocknagoney Primary School 43 41 1 1 0
Lagan College
Lead Hill Primary School
Ligoniel Primary School
Lisnasharragh Primary School 101 0 24 2 75
Little Flower Girls’ School
Longstone Special School
Loughview Integrated Primary School
Lowwood Primary School
Malone Integrated College
Malvern Primary School
Matt Talbot Nursery School
Mcarthur Nursery School
Mercy College Belfast
Mercy Primary School
Methodist College 100 100 0 0 0
Mitchell House Special School
Nettlefield Primary School 11 10 0 1 0
New Lodge Nursery School
Oakwood Integrated Primary School
Oakwood School and Assessment Centre
Oldpark Nursery School
Orangefield Primary School 100 51 0 4 45
Our Lady and St Patrick’s College
Our Lady of Lourdes Primary School
Our Lady Queen of Peace Primary School
Our Lady’s Girls’ Primary School
Our Lady’s Nursery School
Park Education Resource Centre
Rathmore Grammar School
Ravenscroft Nursery School
Rosetta Primary School 0 0 0 0 0
Sacred Heart Primary School
Sandbrook Nursery School 0 0 0 0 0
Scoil An Droichid
Scoil na Fuiseoige
Seaview Primary School
Seymour Hill Primary School
Shaftesbury Nursery School
Springfield Primary School
Springhill Primary School
St Anne’s Primary School
St Bernadette’s Nursery School
St Bernard’s Primary School 92 0 0 0 0
St Bride’s Primary School
St Clare’s Primary School
St Colm’s High School
St Dominic’s High School
St Genevieve’s High School
St Gerard’s School and Support Services
St Ita’s Primary School 54 38 0 6 10
St John the Baptist Primary School
St Joseph’s College
St Joseph’s Primary School
St Joseph’s Primary School
St Joseph’s Primary School
St Kevin’s Primary School
St Kieran’s Nursery School
St Kieran’s Primary School
St Louise’s Comprehensive College
St Luke’s Nursery School
St Malachy’s College
St Malachy’s Primary School 25 24 0 1 0
St Maria Goretti Nursery School
St Martin’s Nursery School
St Mary’s Christian Brothers’ Grammar School
St Mary’s Primary School 12 12 0 0 0
St Mary’s Star of the Sea Primary School
St Matthew’s Primary School 17 16 0 1 0
St Michael’s Nursery School
St Michael’s Primary School
St Oliver Plunkett Nursery School
St Oliver Plunkett Primary School
St Patrick’s College
St Patricks Primary School
St Paul’s Primary School
St Peter’s Nursery School
St Peter’s Primary School 0 0 0 0 0
St Rose’s Dominican College
St Teresa’s Nursery School
St Teresa’s Primary School
St Therese Nursery School
St Therese of Lisieux Primary School
St Vincent de Paul Primary School
Stanhope Street Nursery School
Strandtown Primary School
Stranmillis Primary School 0 0 0 0 0
Strathearn School
Strathearn School
Taughmonagh Primary School
The Cathedral Nursery School
The Good Shepherd Primary School
Royal Belfast Academical Institution 116 116 0 0 0
Tor Bank Special School
Tudor Lodge Nursery School
Tullycarnet Primary School
Victoria College
Victoria College Prepatory School
Victoria Nursery School
Victoria Park Primary School
Wellington College 58 56 0 2 0
Wheatfield Primary School

3 Replies to “Belfast school run health check (crowd sourcing)”

  1. I know Sullivan Upper School is not officially in Belfast, but a lot of pupils from East Belfast could realistically cycle, so thought I would add this. There is NO cycle parking in the school, although at least there is limited car parking: I would say about 111 spaces of which only about 44 are available for general use. Of those 44 most are also taken by staff. This excludes a no parking pick-up/drop-off zone.

  2. Cranmore Integrated Primary School: 0 bicycle spaces; 63 car park spaces of which 23 are for staff. No designated spaces for blue badges. The 40 general spaces along both sides of the school drive are not delineated, so it is an estimate. There is a bus drop off point directly outside the front door.

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