Is Twenty Plenty?

Boroughwide consultation on 20mph speed limit


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Hounslow residents and businesses are invited to a special public meeting on Tuesday 30 June to find out more about proposals for a 20mph speed limit on residential roads in the borough.

Many of Hounslow’s schools are already within 20mph zones and by May 2018 the streets around every school will be protected in this way.

The council is considering rolling these zones out across all residential roads in the borough which don’t carry through traffic, and on some sections of roads which do carry through traffic where there is lots of pedestrian activity.

Deputy leader of Hounslow Council, Councillor Amrit Mann, said: “The evidence for reduced speeds is compelling - a 10mph reduction in vehicle speed can reduce the risk of collision by about 50 per cent.

“In addition to the safety benefits, we are also looking at whether making all residential roads 20mph, rather than having a patchwork of 20mph limits just around schools, will be clearer for drivers to know what speed limit applies where.

“Which roads would sensibly be exempt from 20mph limits? In the interests of safety, we need to get the right balance.”

There will be a public meeting, open to all, at the Civic Centre, Lampton Road, Hounslow, from 5-8pm on 30 June where you can find out more about the proposals and share your thoughts. The event will include information about road safety, with one-to-one advice available, and presentations on the consultation from the council and Hounslow police. There will also be a question and answer session.  

If you cannot attend the meeting but would like to have your say, visit Hounslow Council from 1 July. The consultation will be open from 1 July to 30 September.

June 19, 2015

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