Final chance to have your say on latest 20mph plans

Posted On 12 Feb 2015 at 3:00 pm

A final round of consultation on extending 20mph limits in Brighton and Hove starts tomorrow.

Brighton and Hove City Council will advertise the formal speed limit orders needed to extend 20mph into residential roads in additional neighbourhoods.

Phase three of the council programme includes roads in Portslade, Mile Oak, Hangleton, Rottingdean, Ovingdean and Saltdean. Certain streets near Hove seafront and around Hove Park would also get 20mph limits.

Speed limit orders will be advertised in the free Brighton and Hove Independent newspaper, available in dispensers across the city, from Friday February 13. Responses opposing or supporting the changes must be made in writing within 21 days.

Where changes are proposed to speed limits, the council is responding to public demand.

Figures for residents’ supporting 20mph on the street where they live were: Mile Oak 60 per cent, Hangleton 53, Rottingdean and Ovingdean 69 and Saltdean 51.

In Saltdean lower limits are, in response to the consultation feedback, proposed only around the school and park roads and in Hangleton, roads to the west of Hangelton Way will retain their existing limits, again in response to consultation feedback from that area.

On Hove seafront 20mph limits are proposed for Medina Terrace, King’s Esplanade, Sussex Street and St Aubyns, after 63 per cent of residents expressed support.

Lead councillor for transport Ian Davey said: “These adverts aren’t about the principle of introducing the limits – that’s already been agreed by councillors on the environment and transport committee, responding to public demand.

“This is just about the detail – the individual streets where limits would be lowered. If all runs smoothly thousands more families will soon be enjoying the safer, calmer, more pleasant streets they asked for.”

  1. feline1 Reply

    Does really matter as the 20mph speed limits aren’t enforced anyways. #yawn

  2. A Motorist Reply

    No! No! No!
    This is the thin end of the wedge.
    Why aren’t children taught about road safety anymore?
    Bring back Tufty and/or the Green Cross Man!

    • feline1 Reply

      It’s hardly the thin end of the wedge,
      more like the blunt end of the club.

  3. Miles Reply

    I think the 20mph limits have been a great success, the roads are calmer and far more people follow the limits than don’t.

    Accidents are down – whats there to argue with?

    • martin Reply

      Well if you stay indoors, & dont go out in the world, accidents will get down to zero on the roads, !!

    • feline1 Reply

      Is this why the council claim that 80% of drivers have been ignoring the 20mph limits and they’ve had to put planters in the road on Viaduct Road to make them slow down?

  4. martin Reply

    The Green road fiasco in Brighton has cost the Greens my vote, NEVER AGAIN, !!!

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