Stanway School, The
Getting to and from The Stanway School
These routes and maps are suggestions of how you could stop taking the car and swap to cycling, walking, or scooting to school. They don’t show every possible route and you could have fun finding a way that works for you. If you know a safe way that gets you there even quicker, that’s great! Take that route instead.
Heavy traffic zone
The highlighted heavy traffic zone on the map shows the area that will have the heaviest traffic at school time. By using alternate routes and a mix of walking and cycling, you can avoid sitting in traffic and being late for school.
The school is excellently served by footpaths. These cut through the nearby housing estates and link up with neighbouring areas of Colchester. The pavements on both sides of Winstree Road are wide and there’s a zebra crossing directly outside the school. Nearby there’s also the Folley, an alleyway which allows easy walking access to Villa Road behind the school.
The pavement on Winstree Road (opposite the school) is a shared use route for cyclists and walkers. It runs almost the whole length of the road, and there’s a shared use path from the road through to National Cycle Network route 1, joining up Shrub End Road and London Road via many residential estates. This also has a connection to a largely off-road cycle route into the heart of Colchester.
The 65 service runs down most of Winstree Road, looping around the nearby estate. The stops for this, in both directions, are around 200 metres from the school entrance.
A short walk from the school, on London Road, are a large number of regular services join the Stanway area up to the centre of Colchester and to the villages to the west, like Copford and Marks Tey. Stops in both directions have seating and shelters.
Similarly, the services on Peartree Road to the south, a similar distance away, join Winstree Road to the majority of residential estates in the south-west of Colchester.
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