20mph speed limit coming to our local streets soon

20mphFormal public notice has been served for a Traffic Regulation Order to introduce 20mph speed limits on roads in Cabot, Cotham, Clifton, Clifton East, Bishopston and Redland wards.

After carefully considering objections and comments the Traffic Regulation Order is being made by Bristol City Council with one minor modification and will come into operation on Monday 20th January 2014.

The central zone is the first of six phases of a city wide programme, following two pilots, designed to make streets safer and improve quality of life for local communities. All the 20mph schemes are proposed to be implemented on a rolling basis subject to local consultation and should be complete by March 2015.

Mayor of Bristol George Ferguson said:

“The publication of the official order is the last legal step in the process of bringing to Bristol’s central area.  Everyone who made a comment or objection will receive a letter explaining how these were considered and how the new 20mph zone will work.

“The pilot areas in Bedminster and East Bristol have shown that reduced speed limits can and do improve pedestrian and cycle safety, reduce the negative impact of anti-social speeding to our communities and support people to become more active, through increased cycling and walking.”

A map showing roads included in the central area 20mph scheme is at http://www.bristol20mph.co.uk/how/cabot-cotham-clifton-clifton-east-bishopston-redland

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