Petition on 20mph Speed Limit

From today’s Argus:

A road safety campaigner has urged Brighton and Hove City Council to extend its 20 mph speed limit to include Preston Drove, Stanford Avenue and Surrenden Road.

Becky Reynolds presented a petition with more than 700 signatures to the full council meeting at the end of January.

The petition will be referred to the next Environment, Transport and Sustainability meeting in March.

Ms Reynolds said she will write to the committee urging them to take note of the large number of residents who have signed the petition and to act immediately to take steps to reinstate 20 mph speed limits on some roads.

She said: “People in this area feel at risk from motor vehicles going too fast. They are concerned about children getting run over. These roads are routes used by children and parents going to local schools such as Balfour Primary, Downs Infant, Downs Junior, Dorothy Stringer,Varndean College, Varndean School, St. Bernadette’s and the Montessori School.

“More than half of road deaths and serious injuries occur on roads with 30 mph limits, so these are the crucial areas to improve.”

The council’s proposals to extend the 20mph speed limit can be seen here: http://www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/content/parking-and-travel/parking/traffic-regulation-order-tro-proposals.

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