Saltford residents urged to speak out on 20mph speed limit

Published on: 07 Feb 2013

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Saltford residents urged to speak out on 20mph speed limit

Saltford’s councillors are calling on residents to let them know their views on plans to introduce a 20mph speed limit on the village’s roads.20mph sign

Bath and North East Somerset Council has earmarked £500,000 for the scheme to reduce speeds on residential roads across the district.

Now Councillors Mathew Blankley and Francine Haeberling want to know what the community thinks.

Councillor Mathew Blankley said: “While I recognise that 20mph limits have reduced average speeds, I am sceptical about its effectiveness at deterring serial-speeders. I am also concerned at how much is being spent; I firmly believe that £500,000 can be put towards much more effective speed-control measures that will save lives.”

Saltford currently has 20mph limits on High Street, Mead Lane, The Shallows and various cul-de-sacs in the area, and the limit comes into effect on Claverton Road during school drop-off and pick-up times. The proposal would see all residential roads covered by the limit, except Bath Road and private roads.

Visit saltfordconservatives.yourcllr.com for information on how to contact Cllr Blankley or Cllr Haeberling.

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