Monday, 20 May 2013

20mph zones

You may not be aware but the Council is currently looking at making all roads that are not trunk or major roads a 20mph speed restrictions. Me personally think it is a crazy idea. I understand roads near schools or estates which have rat runs on but to make EVERY road 20 mph will delay traffic.

The reason why I think it is crazy is because just because a road is 30mph doesn't mean you have to do 30mph. For example I live in a cul-de-sac and you couldn't do 30pmh, so why waste money turning it into a 20mph.

But there are some roads which have rat runs and cars fly through a couple of estate to try and beat traffic congestion and that is right that look at turning them into 20mph but don't turn all roads because of some that need doing. To me it is using a sledge hammer to crack a nut.

However, anybody that knows Pepper Lane in Standish will know that this is a major through road to the motorway and this road is part of the consultation that the Council are carrying out. Here is the link of all the roads. If this goes through it will slow traffic down so much that divers will use the already busy congestion crossroads.

Pepper Lane which is being turned into 20mph
I have contacted the Council on this ridiculous idea and asked them to take out Pepper Lane and Old Pepper Lane. They say they will look at this and I will update you when they say they will or will not do this.
If you want to see more details on the scheme please click here.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: only a member of this blog may post a comment.