by Owen Temple on 17 November, 2017
Take a look at the two diagrams below where the key element is that the areas coloured green on the second plan represent the new proposals for areas which were formerly 30 mph areas but which will become 40 mph areas.
The central reason for the plan is that people are driving at well above 30 mph on the road into Leadgate because it looks wide and open, and that a 30 mph speed limit on that stretch is unreasonable.
That may be true, but the downside is that the change will make legal the behaviour of those who shoot across Villa Real roundabouts at speeds higher than 30 mph, will increase the speed of traffic which people exiting Villa Real Bungalows and the garage have to contend with, and will probably increase the speeds faced by people exiting Newbell Court, Carr House Mews and Granary Court (we all know that motorists take a little time to slow up after 30 signs, and speed up slightly in advance of higher speed limits).
I will be making these points at the Highways Committee on Monday morning, and would be very pleased for people to let me have their comments before then.4 Comments