Residents in Calderdale are being asked to help shape the future of 20mph schemes in Calderdale.
Calderdale Council’s Cabinet would prefer to introduce 20mph speed limits in all residential areas. If the 20mph speed limit is only introduced outside schools, it doesn’t necessarily do the job as roads outside schools are only a small part of a child’s journey to and from school. Introducing this limit across Calderdale should encourage more people to walk, run and cycle; whilst improving safety for all road users. One Calderdale resident said “The 20mph speed limit is a very good idea, safety should always come first.”
From the three options below, the Council would like to know which one you prefer:
- continue with the current scheme of introducing two or more schemes each year in specific areas of Calderdale
- introduce 20mph speed limits outside all Calderdale schools or
- introduce 20mph speed limits in all residential areas across Calderdale
Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Economy and Environment, Councillor Barry Collins, said:
“We need to know the views of local people so we can deliver road safety schemes which local people really believe in. Introducing 20mph speed limits across Calderdale will help to reduce the speed of travelling vehicles meaning that accidents are less likely and pedestrians will feel safer. I’d encourage as many people as possible to let us know their views either by attending one of the dedicated drop in sessions, a ward forum or completing the online questionnaire.”
You can take part in the consultation by attending a ward forum in December 2013 or January 2014 or by calling in at one of the following drop in sessions dedicated to the 20mph proposals:
- Wednesday 27 November 3.00pm to 7.00pm at Hebden Bridge Town Hall
- Thursday 28 November 3.00pm to 7.00pm at Halifax Central Library
- Wednesday 4 December 3.00pm to 7.00pm at Brighouse Civic Hall and
- Thursday 5 December 3.30pm to 7.00pm at Sacred Heart & St Patrick RC Church, Bolton Brow
Alternatively, you can let us know your views online, Calderdale speed limits – Is 20 plenty?
Residents need to let the Council have their views by Friday 31 January 2014.