Seven areas in Bury get 20mph speed limits
SEVEN residential areas in the borough are to spearhead a “20 is plenty” campaign to curb speeding traffic and reduce the chance of accidents.
Earlier this year, Bury Council launched “StreetSafe”, a strategy for improving road safety in residential streets and estates. Eight months on, consultations have been carried out and seven new 20mph zones will come into operation today.
Cllr Tony Isherwood, cabinet member for environment, said: “In residential areas, driving over 20mph is simply too fast.
"By supporting our StreetSafe strategy, residents will be helping to reduce vehicle speeds and the number and severity of accidents in the borough.
"Speeding is dangerous and we want StreetSafe to make a big difference. With people’s help we can reduce the possibility of parents and families losing a child.”
The new 20mph zones are:
- Rudgwick Drive area, Bury.
- Holcombe Lee/Carrwood Hey area, Ramsbottom.
- Redvales Road area, Bury.
- Egerton Road area, Whitefield.
- Fir Street estate, Ramsbottom.
- Woodley Avenue area, Radcliffe;.
- Hamilton Road area, Whitefield.
Works on other schemes in other parts of the borough are also already in progress and these will come into operation in the coming weeks.
They are at:
- Chesham Road area, Bury.
- Elton area, Bury.
- Bolton Road/Turks Road estates, Radcliffe.
- Bent Lane/Ostrich Lane, Pres-twich.
A list of 20mph schemes being considered can be viewed at bury.gov.uk/streetsafe.
Consultations on individual schemes are ongoing at bury.gov.uk/streetsafe-consultations.
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