Sunday, 23 September 2012

20mph proposals for part of Odd Down

This is for the areas around Bloomfield Drive, and Kingsway. The rest of Odd Down is due later as part of another part of this project.

We support this proposal as it will help slow down speeds in residential areas. We have been asked if it is a way of the police getting more money via fines. This is not the case, we would envisage that enforcement will only occur in extreme cases, where there is a high abuse.

If  you  would  like  to  know  more  about  the  20mph  speed    limit  proposals please get in touch using the contact details shown below:
Council Connect:01225 394041
E-mail: transportation@bathnes.gov.uk
Council website: www.bathnes.gov.uk/20mphspeedlimit

The roads included in this part of the programme are the residential roads within  the  boundary  shown  on  this  leaflet  plan.  A  20mph  limit  is  NOT proposed for the A367, A36, Rush Hill or Frome Road

Benefits from trials carried out in Portsmouth have shown that reducing the speed limit to 20mph has a direct positive impact on road safety and the local environment.

The 20mph limit does not involve the introduction of any physical calming measures such as speed humps. With residential support and awareness the limit will be self-enforcing.

Prominent 20mph speed limit signs will be sited  to show where the 20mph speed limit begins. “20” roundel signs will be installed at   regular intervals within the 20mph speed limit area.

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