Birmingham City Council says it is consulting on the introduction of 20mph speed limits on the city’s roads.
Members of the public can reply to the consultation, which closes on Friday 29 November 2013, at
The Council says it expects the introduction of 20mph speed limits to reduce both the number and severity of accidents, and improve health and quality of life.
The 20mph speed limits would be introduced mainly on residential roads, which account for around 90 per cent of the roads in the city. Other ‘A’ and ‘B’ roads would keep 30mph or 40mph speed limits but, in some cases, specific local circumstances might mean a 20mph speed limit would be considered – for example busy high street shopping areas, and around schools, leisure facilities, hospitals and public transport interchanges.
According to The Alliance of British Drivers, Transport for London (TfL) and the City of London Corporation also plan to impose 20-mph speed limits on TfL controlled roads in the City.
New 20mph speed limits are beginning to look increasingly likely in the future; whether or not they are supported by the public remains to be seen.
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