Calderdale councillors are looking at the progress and the benefits of the roll out of 20mph limits in the borough.
Installing 20mph limits aims to help make our streets safe and pleasant wherever we live and however we travel. The roll out of 20mph speed limits in residential areas of Calderdale is now in its final stretch, with two thirds of the programme completed and just three more phases remaining.
Calderdale Council’s Economy and Environment Scrutiny Panel will now hear about the progress of the roll out of 20mph limits, and assess the current successes and challenges of the programme.
The Panel will hear from Council Officers, West Yorkshire Police, the West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner and other interested parties on the subject of 20mph speed limits in the borough.
The Chair of Calderdale Council’s Economy and Environment Scrutiny Panel, Cllr James Baker, said:
“We know that road safety and speeding traffic is one of the biggest concerns of residents, so we want to hear about the progress and the successes and challenges of the 20mph roll out.
“Reducing speeds is known to reduce the number of collisions and the severity of any injuries, however it’s important we know how communities are engaging with new limits and how they’re being enforced.
“In addition to hearing from Council Officers and representatives from the Police, I very much welcome members of the public to attend the Scrutiny Panel meeting and I look forward to hearing their views.”
The meeting will be held at 6pm on Thursday 10 November at Halifax Town Hall.