20 mph limit: have your say!

June 28 2018

A review of the 20mph speed limit has been launched to assess how well it is working.

The limit, designed to designed to reduce the number of traffic injuries from collisions, caused controversy when it was introduced in Bristol in 2014 and 2015. Councillors will be working with officers to capture views from residents and to see whether anything can be done better, ensuring the speed limit is working as well as it possibly can. 

 Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol, said:  “As promised in my manifesto, this review will give people the opportunity to help us assess the effectiveness of 20mph in each area. We’ve been listening carefully to feedback from the public, councillors, police and other stakeholders, alongside our own evidence from monitoring reports, to create a long list of locations highlighted for review.” 

Roads not included in the initial review list can still be commented on and all results from the consultation will be analysed and considered by the council. The review asks people to consider both 20mph and 30mph roads, with an option to retain the current speed limit.

Of the roads that have been brought to the attention of Westbury-on-Trym and Henleaze councillor Liz Radford, many have a speed limit that varies from 30mph to 20mph along the road. 

The roads mentioned are Coombe Lane, the top of Parry’s Lane, Henleaze Road, Eastfield Rd near to the Southmead Rd roundabout and Kellaway Avenue.

The review is open for ten weeks with an online consultation available at http://www.bristol.gov.uk/20mphreview Paper versions can be requested by emailing 20mph@bristol.gov.uk or found in libraries.