Why are Jesmond’s roads clogged at school run time?
More people in the North East use cars on the school run than any other region, according to a recent survey*, and Jesmond’s roads between 8.30am and 9am are as busy as any in the region.
JesmondLocal reporters Samantha Killebrew and Marlene Loesken visited Eskdale Terrace to ask parents on the school run why they choose to drive rather than walk, cycle or use public transport.
*A survey conducted by Allianz Your Cover found many parents from 71% of North East parents use cars as the main form of transport on school runs. A third of participants in the North East said they had witnessed aggressive behaviour on a daily basis while frustrated parents look for a space to park.