July 19, 2013, by offcampus
Lenton and Radford: 20mph Consultation
Nottingham City Council has a vision of a citywide 20mph speed limit, and is currently starting to consult on which streets should be included in the scheme in Lenton and Radford.
The scheme has started to be rolled out in other areas of the city already, but with high numbers of students living in the next areas on the list, we wanted to make you aware of the consultation so you can have your say too.
The initial proposal will be for all streets other than A and B roads to be included in the scheme, and the Council will consult on which roads should be removed from the scheme. So if there’s a street in your area which you think a 20mph speed limit is inappropriate for, you should let the Council know as part of the consultation.
There a lots of benefits with a 20mph scheme, which has been demonstrated in other cities across the UK including Portsmouth, Bristol, Oxford, York and Hull, as well as in other countries. The Council states the following as some of the key positives associated with such a scheme:
- Greater community ownership of streets and parks
- Streets that are more cycle and pedestrian friendly
- Improved air quality
- Reduced traffic noise
- Safer road junctions
- Potential reduction in the severity and number of accidents
So, if you live in the Radford or Lenton areas, have a think about how a 20mph limit might work on your street or the surrounding area, and if you’ve got comments, let the Council know by emailing: email@example.com
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the key positives associated with such a scheme:
Greater community ownership of streets and parks – Come again?
Streets that are more cycle and pedestrian friendly – Evidence?
Improved air quality – Impossible, cars are less efficient at 20mph.
Reduced traffic noise – I’ll give them this, but it won’t stop the nut jobs who already enjoying racing around the streets.
Safer road junctions – Any evidence?
Potential reduction in the severity and number of accidents – Any evidence?
Seems like spending money for the sake of spending money to me.