It is being proposed that some speed limits in Halewood are reduced to 20mph.
It is part of Knowsley Council’s ongoing efforts to improve road safety
You can see the plans for the proposed 20mph zones on Hollies Road, Church Road, Wood Road and streets off these roads on this map. It is also proposed to introduce a 20mph speed limit on Cartbridge Lane.
A 20mph zone is self-enforcing and must consist of a series of traffic calming measures. A 20mph speed limit only needs to consist of signs.
The majority of roads within the proposed 20mph zone are already traffic-calmed and so no further physical features are required.
The 20mph zone will supplement the existing traffic calming measures in a busy residential area and adjacent to schools.
It is proposed that the speed limit on Cartbridge Lane is reduced to 20mph due to how narrow it is and the layout of the road.
There is clear evidence of the effect of reducing traffic speeds on the reduction of collisions and casualties, as collision frequency is reduced at lower speeds and where collisions do occur there is a lower risk of fatal injury at lower speeds.
If you wish to make any comments on the proposal please email firstname.lastname@example.org by 4 October 2016.