More 20mph zones to be introduced in Sheffield residential areas

The council has announced that it will introduce new 20mph zones in spring as part of a bigger plan to make all residential areas 20mph zones by 2025.

Councillor Mazher Iqbal, Cabinet Member for Infrastructure and Transport at Sheffield City Council, said: “Reducing the average speed of drivers in residential areas will bring about a reduction in the number and severity of traffic accidents and help to create safe and secure communities.

“Implementing these new 20mph speed limits is consistent with the council’s vision to create safer residential environments and thriving communities.”

The council has also decided to introduce part-time 20mph zones near schools to make pedestrian crossing safer for children.

Roads which will have a reduced speed limit include: Highcliffe Road and Hangingwater Road between Greystones Road and Oakbrook Road.

Back in June the council extended this scheme to areas around Firth Park, Woodhouse and Ecclesall.

The council say that residents have welcomed moves to add roads around Hangingwater Road and Broad Elms Lane to the forthcoming Greystones and Whirlow 20mph areas.

Other roads in this part of the scheme include: Armthorpe Road, Bramwith Road, Carr Bank Close, Carr Bank Lane, Frickley Road, Fulney Road and Westwood Road.

This is part of the council’s wider scheme to change the nature of transport in Sheffield.

The council are also looking at how they can encourage cycling in the city.

Previously they have said that they support the target of the Get Britain Cycling report to get cycling to make up 10% of all journeys by 2025 and 25% in 2050.

 

 

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