What are your views on 20 mile an hour limits being introduced on our local streets? Within the next year you will get
the chance to express them. Now that Bristol City Council have voted to introduce 20 mile an hour zones throughout the city,
there will be consultations in local areas. Most residential roads are likely to be included in the new limit./
But one of the key questions will be what happens in main thoroughfares like Henleaze Road, Whiteladies Road and Gloucester Road.
Neighbourhood Partnerships will be consulted on whether there are any roads in the wards they represent which should not be included in the
20 mph zones.
Criteria for the new speed limit states that if a street has heavy pedestrian traffic such as for local shops, or is close to a school
entrance, they would normally be in a 20 mph zone. But will Henleaze Road and North View- both big shopping areas - would be included.
A Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) is needed to introduce the zones and there will be a full public consultation process first.
Westbury Park is among the first areas to commence consultations which are now underway. The consultation process in Henleaze will follow
in March 2013. It is expected to take about 12 months between consultation and any new limits being implemented.
20 mph zones have already been introduced in two pilot areas in the city - South & East Bristol. A city council report on them
says that 65 per cent of roads have seen a drop in traffic speed.