Call for 20mph speed limits across Herts

PUBLISHED: 12:00 29 November 2009 | UPDATED: 14:44 06 May 2010

PRESSURE is mounting for 20mph speed limits to be imposed on residential roads in the St Albans district and other parts of the county. St Albans Green Party is calling for both the district and county councils to work together to bring in a 20mph limit f

PRESSURE is mounting for 20mph speed limits to be imposed on residential roads in the St Albans district and other parts of the county.

St Albans Green Party is calling for both the district and county councils to work together to bring in a 20mph limit for all residential roads.

And the county council's opposition Lib-Dem group wants to see them introduced in and around schools and highly residential areas.

The Greens believe St Albans should follow the example of Europe where 30kph (19mph) speed limits are common in residential areas.

They have found plenty of support in St Albans for the so-called Twenty is Plenty campaign which is also supported by St Albans Cycle Campaign.

Simon Grover of the Green Party said: "Everyone would benefit from our streets being safer, quieter, less congested, less polluted, calmer to drive and cycle on and more inviting to walk beside."

The Lib-Dem Group have hit out at the recently-agreed county council speed management strategy which fails to support the need for funding for 20mph limits.

Cllr Stephen Giles-Medhurst said: "We are not advocating 20mph limits everywhere but where they are applicable in dense residential areas and where we need to improve safety for the most vulnerable like near schools.


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