Published On: Wed, Jan 29th, 2014 on 11:12 pm

Having your say on 20mph speed limits


Calderdale residents have been busy putting forward their views on 20mph speed limits to help reduce car accidents and increase public safety in the region.

Since mid-November 2013, residents have been urged to have their say on the three options brought up by Calderdale Council after road safety was identified as a area of concern in the region.

One option is to continue with the current 20mph speed limit scheme of introducing two or more schemes each year in specific areas of Calderdale.

The other is to introduce 20mph speed limits outside all schools in the region, and the last is to introduce the 20mph limits in all residential areas across Calderdale.

Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Economy and Environment, Cllr Barry Collins, has been keen to receive opinions on the consultation.

He said: “It’s really important that we take the views of local people into account when making a decision about the 20mph speed limits in Calderdale. The Council’s Cabinet would prefer to introduce 20mph speed limits in all residential areas to slow down vehicles and reduce the number of accidents and improve pedestrian safety.

“Introducing this limit across Calderdale should encourage more people to walk, run and cycle, whilst improving safety for all road users.”

Since 2010, Calderdale Council has tested out 20mph speed limit areas in four parts of Calderdale, with another two already planned.

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  1. Jason says:

    The limits are a good way of stopping all those pesky speeders for sure. Lives matter at the end of the day…

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