A trial car ban around some schools in the Scottish capital is to be extended.

Three new schools will take part in the scheme that prohibits traffic on surrounding roads at the beginning and end of the school day.

Councillors will consider a report recommending the roll-out at Tuesday's transport and environment committee.

The pilot, called School Streets, was first implemented at six schools in September 2015, aiming to create a safer, more pleasant environment and to promote travel to school by walking and cycling, in turn reducing congestion and pollution.

The next stage of the scheme will begin at Clermiston, St Peter’s RC and Towerbank primary schools in March.

Lesley Hinds, transport convener, said: “School Streets is all about promoting a safer, more relaxed atmosphere around our schools, with the aim of encouraging active and sustainable travel amongst children.

“We are already beginning to see the positive impact of the first phase of the scheme, and I look forward to seeing the effect on these three schools.”

School Streets was launched in September and October 2015 at six primary schools at Abbeyhill, Colinton, Cramond, Duddingston, St John’s RC and Sciennes.

The council said initial feedback has shown that compliance levels for scheme have been high.

More than 30 schools across the city originally expressed an interest in participating in the pilot.

The chosen locations had been experiencing road safety issues due to the number of drivers bringing cars too close to school gates.