City-wide 20mph Speed Limit

A city-wide consultation has begun into the Council’s proposals for its phased rollout of a 20mph blanket speed limit across the city. If supported, it would cover most local roads (other than those with a current speed limit over 30mph, or dual carriageways, such as The Portway).

A map showing the areas of the City covered by each Phase can be seen here: 20mph – proposed phasing of 20mph rollout  The consultation process for Phase 1, “Centre and Inner North”, has been completed and included part of Westbury Park. Our Neighbourhood Partnership (NP3) will be included in Phase 3, “Inner Ring North”, where consultation is due to commence in May. This will include presentations at all 3 of the NP3 Neighbourhood Forum Meetings in May and a series of exhibitions of displays about the new 20mph zones will be touring local libraries in Westbury-on-Trym, Horfield, Lockleaze and Henleaze:

  • Saturday, May 18: Westbury Library, Falcondale Road, between 10am and 4pm.
  • Saturday, June 1: Eastville Library, Muller Road, between 10am and 1pm, and also 2pm-4pm.
  • Saturday, June 8: Henleaze Library, Northumbria Drive, 10am-4pm.

These displays will give residents an opportunity to discuss the roads they think should be included in the new zones.

The NP3 Transport Working Group has prepared a Briefing Paper: 20mph Briefing Paper which is heavily plagiarised from existing BCC documentation. A marked-up map which highlights the current 30mph arterial ‘A’ and ‘B’ roads that pass through NP3 can be seen here: NP3 Arterial 30mph A & B Roads. These roads are also listed under “Phase 3 Consultation” on page 2 of the Briefing Paper and are considered to be the absolute minimum that should be assessed for retention of their current 30mph status.

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